2013-07-06 21:15:00

Asiana Airlines Plane Crash Lands at SFO Airport


MANILA, Phils. - An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport Saturday, July 6 (July 7 Manila time).

The plane with flight number OZ214 originated from Incheon, South Korea and was scheduled to arrive in San Francisco at 11:27AM (California time), reports Philippine-based news wire, Rappler.com.

Initial pictures from the crash reveal the fuselage of the airline is intact, tail has been ripped off, portions of the plane's roof burned out.

An eyewitness tells CNN, the plane approached the runway normally but cartwheeled when the wheels touched the ground.

Emergency slides were deployed and passengers have been evacuated. No word on crash-related injuries or deaths.

Samsung Executive David Eun posted a photo on Twitter saying, "I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm okay. Surreal."

In 2012, Asiana Airlines was ranked 46th safest airline in the world by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (Jadec).

The Federal Aviation Authority has suspended all flights in and out of SFO International Airport.

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