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Asiana 777 crashes at San Francisco airport

A Boeing 777 operated by the Korean airline Asiana crash at San Francisco airport while trying to land today.

According to the New York Times:

Images and video posted on social media by eyewitnesses to the crash showed the plane laying on the ground, its nose pointed slightly upward, apparently on fire and billowing smoke. The crash could be seen from some distance. The images appeared to show that the plane had lost its tail.

Stefanie Laine, one of those who posted on Twitter that she had witnessed the crash, said that the “plane came in at a bad angle, flipped, exploded.”

Firefighters on the scene, but there were no reports yet of the extent of casualties. It was not clear how many people were on board. The F.A.A. said it could not immediately provide further details.

We'll be updating this space. Send updates and information to [email protected].

Updated 3:56 p.m. eastern:

Boston Globe reporter Wesley Lowery quoted a passenger who was on the flight:

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Correction, Lowery was not on the flight, as this space previously reported.

And here's video:

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