Boeing 777 crashes while landing at San Francisco airport
By Daniel Arkin
July 6, 2013
A Boeing 777 jetliner crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after a flight across the Pacific Ocean from South Korea. There was no immediate information about casualties.
The plane, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, came to rest beside the runway — missing its tail, spewing black smoke and with most of the top of the fuselage ripped off.
Video footage showed passengers sliding down the emergency chutes. The airport suspended all flights.
Stefanie Turner, a witness, told MSNBC that she saw the plane come in with the tail in an unusually low position, then saw it cartwheel down the runway.
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