2 Dead in San Francisco Plane Crash
2 fatalities, 181 hospitalized
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2013 2:37 PM CDT
Updated Jul 6, 2013 6:48 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Two people have died and 181 have been hospitalized in a plane crash at San Francisco Airport today. One of the 291 passengers and 16 crew members who was on board Asiana Airlines flight 214 remains unaccounted for, reports CBS. Some 49 people are in critical condition, reports CNN, with nine area hospitals treating the victims. Early reports say the tail of the Boeing 777 broke off as the plane made a hard landing.

"The plane started coming in at an odd angle, there was a huge bang and you could see the cloud of huge black smoke," says a witness, per CBS. A passenger tells CNN that he thought it was coming in 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," he says. The plane came from Seoul, South Korea and had been in the air for 10 hours and 23 minutes. An NTSB team is headed to San Fran to investigate.

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Jul 7, 2013 1:15 PM CDT
It's pilot error. Go ahead make my day! In the air over 10 hours flying safely. Investigative conclusions will find the pilots were asleep. 291 people. That is alot of weight to be making last minute corrections. This jetliner should have been in final approach for a good while. Computers and Air Traffic Controlers are at the helm. Prayers for the injured and families of dead victims. 1492
Jul 7, 2013 12:41 PM CDT
Lord have mercy.
Jul 6, 2013 9:15 PM CDT
"and everyone's head goes up the ceiling" ****************************** Huh? Was no one wearing a seatbelt? Or, were they all decapitated?