An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport.
As reported on Fox News:
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says Flight 214 was coming from Seoul, South Korea and was supposed to land on runway 28 left at San Francisco International Airport at 11:26 PDT.
The plane was estimated to be carrying at least 292 passengers. A Boeing 777-200 can carry between 246 to 300 passengers. The twin-engine aircraft is one of Boeing’s best selling airplane models. It is often used for flights of 12 hours or more, from one continent to another.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s sending a team of investigators to San Francisco to probe the crash of an Asiana airliner.
NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said Saturday that NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman would head the team.
All flights out of San Francisco International Airport have been canceled, the FAA said.
A tweet from Boeing said the company’s thoughts are with those affected by the crash, and that the will assist the NTSB in the investigation.
Asiana Airlines was founded in 1988 and is based in Seoul, South Korea. Asiana had recently tried to expand its presence in the United States, and joined the oneWorld alliance, anchored by American Airlines and British Airways.