SAN FRANCISCO — An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 arriving from a flight South Korea crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport Saturday morning, bursting into flames, authorities said.
It was not known how many passengers may have survived the crash. Firefighters and emergency crews from San Francisco, Redwood City, San Mateo were responding to the airport.
Airport officials have closed all access to the airport.
The flight was on direct flight and was landing at around 11:30 a.m. According to a witness, the plane was just about to land — its landing gear had come down — when the tail of the plane came off.
…When it came to a halt, smoke was pouring from the aircraft. Fire crews responded minutes later, Muhler said.
According to Redwood City Fire Department, three alarms have been called and responding crews are reporting passengers in need of burn treatment.
When I learned of the crash I immediately went to a website to learn more at ABC7 NEWS LIVE STREAMING VIDEO. Here are some photos, from news agencies of the crashed plane. Hopefully everyone survived. There were 291 passengers on the plane. No one is reporting the state of health of the people on the plane.
You might wonder why I am reposting on this crash. Its because I leave about 20 minutes from the airport. When something terrible happens close to your home, you take it personally.
If you go to twitter #sfo you can
You can see from this photo that the fire is out.
Right now, the airport is closed and will be for quite a while.