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Asiana Airlines Jet Crash Lands in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO, Ca. (NBC) - A Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Lynn Lunsford.

NBC News reports a total of 307 people were on board the fllight. Officials say twp people have died, 181 were hurt, one person is unaccounted for and 123 others were not injured.

Asiana Flight 214 inbound from Seoul, South Korea apparently crashed sometime after touching down on thr runway. Rescue efforts were underway, according to the airport's official Twitter account.

Video footage captured at the scene of the crash appeared to show passengers sliding down inflatable emergency chutes as plumes of black smoke billowed from the silver aircraft.

Aerial footage showed responding emergency teams and lines of vehicles surrounding the mangled wing and shredded tail section of the downed airplane. Fire crews stationed on the debris-littered tarmac could be seen spraying a white retardant on the flames.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it will dispatch a full team to San Francisco.

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