Plane Crashes at San Francisco International Airport

Update 7:30 am EST: USA Today (http://usat.ly/12aoCZg) places the injury count at 181.

There were 307 on board, including 16 crew. Officials said 123 escaped without injury and 181 were hospitalized or treated for injuries.

Among the injured, 49 are in serious condition and five at San Francisco General Hospital, including a child, remain in critical condition. Among the 47 others at San Francisco General, several were treated for minor injuries, including fractures and abrasions, and were released Saturday night.

The cause of the crash has not been determined, but the FBI has has ruled out terrorism. The Boeing 777 appeared to have touched down tail-first and short of the runway. A sheered off tail section rested several hundred feet from the main body of the aircraft, and debris from the plane littered the runway. Passenger Janghyung Lee told USA TODAY that the aircraft rattled wildly before landing.

Update 5:50 pm EST: San Francisco Fire Department confirmed to CBS News (http://cbsn.ws/18E0j9Q) that two people were killed, with 61 injured, some critically, and that the number of injured “will go up.”

San Francisco General said they have received 10 of the critically injured, including two children.

Early reports indicate that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 made a hard landing, with the tail of the plane striking the runway and breaking off.

The resulting fire sent black smoke billowing into the air, visible for miles.

Original Story: An Asiana Airlines’ Boeing 777 crashed and burned Saturday while landing at San Francisco (CA) International Airport, according to CNN.

The plane crash sent up a large plume of dark smoke from an aircraft that lost its tail and much of its roof.

A photo from the scene showed firefighters spraying down the crashed plane.

A report from KTVU said two people were killed at 61 injured.

Stay tuned for additional details.

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