A Boeing 777, operated by Asiana Airlines and en route from South Korea, crash landed this afternoon at San Francisco International Airport.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says the sequence of events that led to the accident is unclear, but footage (below) depicts smoke emanating from the plane as it sits on the tarmac.
Passengers were evacuated via emergency slides and, at this time, no deaths have been reported.
David Eun, a passenger on the plane, has Tweeted a few updates and says the tail ripped off and fire and rescue workers quickly arrived on the scene, tending to the injured.
He wrote soon after finding safety that “a majority of passengers seem ok.”
Temperatures were approximately 65 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, and winds were about 8 miles per hour, leading one to believe that weather was not a factor in the crash.
It’s not known how many people were on board, but a Boeing 777 can carry between 246 to 300 individuals. We’ll update this story as news breaks.