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UPDATE: 2 killed in San Francisco plane crash


SAN FRANCISCO (WKOW) -- All passengers and crew members who were aboard Asiana Airline's Flight 214 have been accounted for, according to San Francisco's fire chief.

As of Saturday evening, Chief Joanne Hayes-White said more than 300 people had been located at either hospitals or the airport.

Earlier Saturday, officials had reported they didn't know where upwards of 60 people were after the crash. Hayes-White says the confusion happened because survivors were sent to two different locations.

Two people were killed in the crash. A San Francisco International Airport spokesman says more than 181 people were taken to local hospitals.

Survivor Vedpal Singh said there was no warning before the plane touched down hard. He said that he heard a loud sound and knew something was terribly wrong. The entire incident lasted about 10 seconds, according to Singh.


SAN FRANCISCO (WKOW) -- Two people are confirmed dead after an Asiana Airlines flight crashed at San Francisco International Airport Saturday, according to San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White. 

She says several passengers are still unaccounted for and at least 48 people were initially transported from the scene to area hospitals. 

Hayes-White says the scene has been secured and turned over to the FBI. Terrorism has been ruled out. 


SAN FRANCISCO (WKOW) -- Ten passengers from the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at the San Francisco International Airport Saturday have been transported to a local hospital, a San Francisco General Hospital Spokeswoman tells KCBS radio.

She says two children and eight adults are all in critical condition and tents are being set up outside the hospital for triage. 

FAA officials say the plane was traveling from Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco. 


SAN FRANCISCO (WKOW) -- The National Transportation Safety Board says it's sending investigators to San Francisco to probe the Asiana Airliner crash. 

An FAA Spokeswoman says Flight 214 was coming from Seoul, South Korea when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport. She says the sequence of events is still unclear, but it appears the plane landed and then crashed. 


SAN FRANCISCO (WKOW) -- An Asiana Airlines flight crashed Saturday while landing at a San Francisco airport, according to a federal aviation official.

It's not immediately known whether there were any injuries. 

A clip posted on YouTube shows passengers jumping down inflatable emergency slides. It also shows smoke coming from a silver-colored jet on the tarmac. 

The FAA says the plane is a Boeing 777. Asiana Airlines is based in Seoul, South Korea. It's website says the Boeing 777 can carry between 246 and 300 passengers. 

Stay with 27 News and wkow.com for the latest on this developing story. 

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