An Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco airport Saturday, according to the FAA. Injuries are unknown. The aircraft is a Boeing 777, media reports. Smoke could be seen for miles.
An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco’s airport Saturday, forcing passengers to escape the aircraft using inflatable emergency exit slides.
Passengers who got off the plane told reporters they did not believe there were any fatalities. Images from the scene showed smoke billowing from the plane and emergency exits open from the plane’s fuselage, with the tail separated from the aircraft. Gaping holes could be seen in the roof of the plane’s body, blackened by fire.
The plane was a Boeing 777, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. It crashed on runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport, he said.
There were 291 people aboard, KCBS radio reported.
Travellers are advised to monitor the airport for delays / cancellations moving forward.