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UPDATED: Airliner crashes in San Francisco
July 6, 2013, 7:31 pm

Emergency crews race to the site of the Asiana Airline jet [AP]

Emergency crews race to the site of the Asiana Airline jet crash [AP]

The Associated Press has quoted a Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) official who said that an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 has crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport Saturday.

A South Korean diplomat in San Francisco said one person was reported dead among the 291 passengers and 16 crew.

Laura Brown, an FAA official in Washington, said Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul was attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport when it crashed.

Witnesses said the plane ‘spun around’ before coming to a final rest.

Asiana Airlines is one of the two major national airlines in South Korea.

News media also said that a YouTube video appeared to show that the emergency chutes were deployed and passengers jumping out.

Source: Agencies

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