Fire Chief: 2 dead in San Francisco airport crash
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says that there are two dead in the crash of an Asiana jetliner at San Francisco International Airport.
She also said all passengers are accounted for.
Hayes-White said that the scene has been secured and has been turned over to the FBI. Terrorism has been ruled out.
She said at least 48 people were initially transported from the scene to area hospitals.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Flight 214 crashed while landing at 11:36 a.m. PDT. A video clip posted to YouTube showed smoke coming from a jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the emergency slides.
San Francisco General Hospital says it is treating eight adults and two children who were critically injured in a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport.
Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan says the adult patients range in age from 20 to their 40s. It was not immediately clear the ages of the children.
San Francisco-area broadcasters KNTV, KCBS and KTVU have reported that there were fatalities in Saturday's crash of the Asiana airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea.
But The Associated Press contacted police, fire and coroner's officials and was unable to confirm any deaths.
S Boeing 777 can carry between 246 to 300 passengers.
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