News Update!!: San Francisco, CA: Latest information regarding the plane crash at San Francisco International Airport.
** Updated at 6:00pm PT on Saturday, July 6th, 2013: **
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California around 11:30am PT on Saturday.
**** Authorities are now saying that only a passager is unaccounted. Earlier, authorities said that at least 60 passagers were unaccounted for. ****
Earlier at a news conference Saturday afternoon, fire department officials confirmed that a total of 307 people were on board the plane with 291 being passagers. 2 people are dead. At least 130 were transported to local hospitals. There is no sign of terrorism. 2 runnways San Francisco International Airport are reopen. **
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are being sent to San Francisco International Airport to investigate the plane crash.
Earlier, Some reports that first responders have transported between 40 to 77 people to local hospitals and 2 people were transported by United States Coast Guard.
It was flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, initially said to be a cargo plane – but later was identified as a passenger jet.
Witnesses at the airport saw some passengers evacuated by emergency slides from the plane.
The San Francisco Fire Department indicated it was aware of at least 12 passengers transported to local hospitals.
The crash happened as the jet was landing at San Francisco International Airport.
Witnesses are saying that they heard a loud bang, the tail came apart from the plane and black smoke billowed into the air which wad visible for miles.
First responder vehicles were on the scene immediately afterwards and there were reports of a major triage operation taking place.
The San Francisco International Airport has been closed and no flights were being allowed in or out of San Francisco International Airport after the crash.
It was believed that flights were being diverted to the airports in Oakland, California and San Jose, California.