Official: 2 dead in San Francisco airport plane crash
San Francisco Chronicle: At least 2 people were killed after a Boeing 777 passenger jetliner arriving from Seoul, South Korea, crashed and caught fire while landing at San Francisco International Airport, officials said.
A San Francisco Fire Department official said 60 people are still unaccounted for and 48 people were initially transported to hospitals.
The Asiana Airlines flight had 291 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, the fire official said.
The cause of the crash was not known, but some witnesses told reporters that the tail slammed into the ground first. Aerial news footage showed debris, including parts of a wheel assembly, extending from an embankment at the front of the runway.
The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigators were en route to San Francisco, and would be looking into the incident with officials from Boeing and Korean accident investigators.
Photo: Fire crews pour water and foam on an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed while it was attempting to land from Seoul, South Korea at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, July 6, 2013. (Paul Chinn / The Chronicle)