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Jet from Korea crashes at SFO, tweets say most people OK *

8 p.m. update: Officials say two died, 49 were seriously injured, 132 others went to hospitals and one person is missing. The flight carried 291 passengers and 16 crew. SF Chronicle

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 arriving from Seoul with 291 people aboard crashed at San Francisco International Airport about 11:30 a.m. Most of the passengers got off the plane safely, but there are some injuries and possibly deaths. The tail of the plane, Asian Airlines flight 214, separated from the fuselage and there has been a fire fight. The plane is on the side of runway 28L, one of four runways at SFO. Self-proclaimed "digital media guy" David Eun, @eunner on Twitter, was on the plane and has been posting tweets — including the photo above.

Los Angeles Times reporter Maeve Reston had just landed before the Asiana plane crashed. She has been feeding the paper and tweeting from the airport terminal.

SFO is currently closed. Paul Chinn has a good photo of the wreckage at, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle: Story


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