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Plane Crashes at San Francisco Airport, 2 Dead, Dozens Injured

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Plane Crashes at San Francisco Airport, 2 Dead, Dozens Injured

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An Asiana Airlines flight flying from South Korea to San Francisco crashed earlier today, killing two, and injuring dozens more, with one passenger among the over 300 on board missing. CNN has more details.

One of those on the flight, Elliott Stone, told CNN that he thought the plane was approaching “a little high (then came) down a little sharp.

“All of a sudden, boom, the back end just hit and flies up into the air and everyone’s head goes up the ceiling,” said Stone, who added that he ended up jumping out the plane without using the stairs or an evacuation slide.

Anthony Castorani, who witnessed the landing from a nearby hotel, said the plane touch the ground then noticed a large plume of smoke.

“You heard a pop and you immediately saw a large, brief fireball that came from underneath the aircraft,” he told CNN.

Passengers from the flight have been posting images of the wreckage on Twitter:

The following video was posted from the vantage of the airport: http://youtu.be/0dFtmSybpuw   As of 8 p.m. Saturday night, the casualties were by the Washington Post as the following: