An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013 (AFP Photo/Josh Edelson)
A passenger jet from Seoul, South Korea crash landed at San Francisco International Airport reportedly leaving two dead and 12 injured, according to local media. Firefighters flocked to the scene as clouds of black smoke billowed from the plane.
45 emergency vehicles are on the scene of the accident. People were seen escaping on emergency slides.
Emergency services have reported that 290 passengers, 12 crew members and one infant were all on board the plane at the time of the accident.
Police and fire services say everyone who was on board has been accounted for.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending a “Go-Team” to San Francisco to investigate crash landing.
The plane was a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines flying in from Seoul, South Korea, scheduled to arrive at 11:15 a.m. local time, but was running some 15 minutes late. People are reportedly trapped inside the aircraft according to a police scanner after the “whole tale came off.”
An eyewitness told local station KCBS that the plane looked like it was “at an odd angle” as it was coming in to land.
The plane “started violently shaking” after it hit the runway at San Francisco airport, and then “rolled over,” a witness told local channel KTVU.
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The fire on board the plane has been registered as third alarm and several ambulances have been dispatched to the scene of the accident.