A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Lynn Lunsford.
The airplane was coming in from Seoul, South Korea and apparently crashed sometime after touching down on Runway 28. The airline’s website states that the Boeing 777 can carry between 246 to 300 passengers.
Video footage captured at the scene of the crash appeared to show passengers sliding down inflatable emergency chutes as plumes of black smoke billowed from the aircraft.
Aerial footage showed responding emergency crews and lines of vehicles surrounding the mangled wing and shredded tail section of the downed airplane.
The plane was a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines flying in from Taipei. People are reportedly trapped inside the aircraft according to a police scanner.
The fire on board the plane has been registered at 3rd alarm.
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