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Video: Plane Crashes While Landing at San Francisco Airport

July 6, 2013

SFO Plane picture crash

By Paul Thomson :: 2:58 PM

Reports are coming in that a passenger plane has crashed as it was preparing to land at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

The photo above shows the aftermath of the crash, posted to Twitter by Krista Seiden, who was boarding a plane at the airport when she witnessed the crash.

The plane, a Boeing 777 belonged to Asiana Airlines, and was arriving at San Francisco from Taipei.

Crash survivors have been seen using the plane’s emergency exit slides to escape the aircraft, and emergency crews have arrived on the scene.

The crash occurred about 2:30 PM, Eastern Time, and the airport is closed indefinitely while crews deal with the accident.

Video below, shot from the terminal, shows the aircraft lying adjacent to the runway, with the slides out, and smoke billowing from the side of the plane.