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Fire Chief: 2 Dead in San Francisco Airport Crash

July 6, 2013

UPDATE:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says that there are two dead in the crash of an Asiana jetliner at San Francisco International Airport.

She also said several passengers were unaccounted for. She said, "This is a work in progress."

She said that the scene has been secured and has been turned over to the FBI. Terrorism has been ruled out.

She said at least 48 people were initially transported from the scene to area hospitals.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Flight 214 crashed while landing at 11:36 a.m. PDT. A video clip posted to YouTube showed smoke coming from a jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the emergency slides.


UPDATE:

WASHINGTON (AP) - NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman says federal investigators based in Los Angeles are traveling to San Francisco.

At a briefing in Washington, Hersman said she and other NTSB personnel in the nation's capital were expected to arrive in San Francisco on Saturday evening.

She said they have not yet "determined what the focus of this investigation is."

Investigators from South Korea were being invited to participate in the probe.

She said the team's first job will be to collect information and document the accident scene.

The Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, critically injuring at least 10 people and forcing passengers to jump down the emergency inflatable slides to safety.


UPDATE:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman Rachel Kagan told KCBS radio in San Francisco that 10 passengers from a jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had been transported to the hospital.

She said the hospital received two children and eight adults, all in critical condition. She said tents were being set up outside the hospital for triage.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said Flight 214 crashed while landing on runway 28 left at 11:26 PDT.

A video clip posted to YouTube showed smoke coming from a jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the emergency slides.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, forcing passengers to jump down the emergency inflatable slides to safety. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said the Boeing 777 was supposed to land on runway 28 left at the airport. She said the sequence of events was still unclear, but it appeared the plane landed and then crashed.

A video clip posted to YouTube shows smoke coming from a silver-colored jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides. Television footage showed debris strewn about the tarmac and pieces of the plane lying on the runway.

Fire trucks had sprayed a white fire retardant on the wreckage.


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