Omg plane crash at SFO. I hope everyone in that flight is alright. Praying.—
Diane B. (@starrstruck) July 06, 2013
Plumes of smoke were visible over San Francisco International Airport today after a Boeing 777 arriving from
Taipei Seoul, South Korea, crashed and burst into flames.
Here’s a tweet from someone who claims to have been on board.
Update: Reports say that the flight had arrived from Seoul, South Korea.
Writer Neil Gaiman is among those whose planes were diverted and learned from Twitter what was going on.
Despite what looks to have been an intense fire, early (and unconfirmed) reports say there were miraculously no fatalities.
Here’s another video from user @360KID showing the volume of smoke coming from the downed plane.
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At a press conference at 7:15 p.m. Eastern, San Francisco’s fire chief said emergency responders were still “working the numbers,” and Mayor Edwin Lee noted that some of the 291 passengers and 16 crew members were unaccounted for. Two fatalities were confirmed.
The airline has established an emergency phone number for families seeking information.
Update: All passengers accounted for:
Twitchy will continue to update this breaking news story as details emerge.