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Alert we're getting some brand new amateur videotape of this plane crash.
While landing at San Francisco International Airport we're learning it was a Boeing 777.
-- -- -- flight from Korea and no word on the number of people who were on board the nature of any casualties or deaths.
We're gonna bring you those developments as we get them but this wanna show you this it runs 22 seconds this is a a video.
That has been posted on YouTube it appears to be all they -- the immediate aftermath of the press plane crash let's listen.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well that is a 222 clip from YouTube it would appear it came from the terminal and a passenger probably either arriving -- About to take off taking a videotape.
Of the immediate aftermath of that plane crash a witness.
According to television station KTV -- says that the plane was about to land.
It's landing gear was down but suddenly just before a touchdown.
The tail of the -- and we can't say what part but the tail of the plane.
Causing the plane to wobble.
It skidded along the runway flipped over and came to a rest on its back emergency crews on the scene.
Undertaking rescues -- out and we'll try to get you the details as we receive them.
We'll continue to follow this breaking news story we can tell you that this.
The triple seven as it's known is the world's largest twin engine Jack it's capable of carrying anywhere from.
314 people to 400.
And 51 depending upon which 777.
Model is being used.
There are also reports on social media that the emergency.
Slides have been deployed -- there were passengers seen.
Exiting the plane on those emergency slide so.
Apparently there were at least some passengers that have been able to get out but we do know at this point you know no injuries we don't have any reports on injuries at this our.
But as we continue to look at this video.
You know I was of what can be described as a bad plane crash.
And do you know obviously is the plane is landing everybody's in their seats there -- -- The flight attendants make sure all about but never the last when a plane wobbles and flips over and ends up on its back.
You worry about.
The fire hazard and as you can see heavy smoke is still coming from this plane.
One of the things they would likely do is -- -- down the plane to make sure that it doesn't explode.
And then try to get to the injured passengers as quickly as possible.
And one hopes that the injuries or minimal.
That the nature of the smoke it's very difficult for us to tell whether or not the plane has has split into pieces.
But if it flipped over on its back one would assume -- sustained considerable damage.
As it again crash landed at San Francisco international.
You're that you're mentioning earlier you know this airport itself if you've flown into or out of here surrounded by water it's about twelve miles.
Twelve miles south of downtown San Francisco this clearly will be causing.
He has some airport delays -- and across the country as well as people travel.
I'm on this you know busy fourth of July holiday.
We certainly hope -- the people that were on board that plane are OK we CDs safety personnel all there trying to make sure that you know they can.
Get them off of that plane safely.
This you're mentioning it's south of San Francisco it's very close to Candlestick Park which is also south of San Francisco and it's surrounded by water.
-- take off and -- -- and there is an industrial complex there as well as an office park.
And but the terminal itself is really out of the way of downtown San Francisco's you're sort of heading down highway one on one heading south.
It is just off to the left.
In the bay part of San Francisco not on the ocean side that the base side of San Francisco.
But it is surrounded by water is it has a coastal airports often -- -- for safety purposes.
And day it is considerably away from the residential population of San Francisco.
Again -- and airlines Boeing 777.
From South Korea according to flight tracker -- left South Korea.
And its final destination was supposed to be San Francisco International Airport SFO.
As it's now.
Added that you said this earlier but our producer just -- and that our year that the FAA is now confirming that this crash has happened which clearly it has.
You know another eyewitness saying that it happened around 11:30 AM.
Once again at San Francisco International Airport the plane was just about to land according to this witness.
And as Greg you've said the landing gear had come down at least according to one eyewitness when the tail of the plane came off.
And they aircraft flipped upside down according to this eyewitness.
And then came to a stop on its back but if you take a look at that video Greg.
And and is specifically the YouTube video that we saw just a moment ago it would appear to need that that it's -- right.
I can't really tell that -- YouTube video you can see it a little.
More clearly and it appeared to be up front once again these are just initial reports coming in from eyewitnesses.
But you -- waiting to tell exactly what happened in here from an official there on the ground hopefully we'll be able to get in touch with someone shortly for you so we can bring you.
Actual confirmed information is what's happened to this plane.
And again it could carry as many as about 450.
People depending upon which model of the Boeing 777.
That it is.
I believe it was United Airlines first.
Made use of the Boeing triple seven back in 1995.
And it is the world's largest twin engine jets -- it carries.
A great many people hundreds at a time but we just don't know anything about the flight manifest how many people were on board.
One hopes for the best in terms of casualties.
And no details on that but he just in the amount of time that we've been covering this breaking news story in the last 25 minutes.
It's gone from dark black smoke.
To now just very light.
And I believe that he is the foam that we were talking about that seems to be around the perimeter.
Or part of the perimeter of the plane there.
-- one would hope you -- -- have all of the passengers out -- -- -- we've been reporting some information as his command from KTV use there in San Francisco they are reporting at least according to the redwood city fire departments.
That three alarms have been called.
Many -- their crews from the redwood city fire department responded as well and they are reporting that passengers were in need of burn treatments.
That according to KT VU.
-- television station there in December Cisco area and according to them from the redwood city fire department there were passengers.
In need of burn treatment there at the scene.
Redwood City is probably the closest.
Town wore small city other -- San Francisco.
It is just past the San Francisco.
International airport issues head south along highway 101.
This Asiatic airlines.
Has had a couple of major crashes since it was founded in 19881.
July 26 of 1993 domestic passenger jet slammed into a hillside in southwestern South Korea.
Killing 68 people on -- that was a Boeing 737.
And it was down from Seoul South Korea.
And it crashed landed in heavy wind and rain about 25 miles from the mobile airport.
Crash occurred in 2011.
July 20 ninth.
Two people died when an EG -- -- airlines cargo plane crashed in the waters off the south they're southern coast of South Korea.
After reported a fire on its a cargo compartments we don't know -- make of that that commuter plane.
But again this -- is a Boeing 777.
Undetermined number of passengers on board but as -- you were mentioning.
The redwood fired -- at redwood city fire department saying that there.
Had passengers would burn injury.
Yes at least one report on that coming from KT VU -- you're talking a little bit about the background of the Boeing 777.
-- -- You know -- entered service back in.
It's flown almost five million flights according to some brain -- -- information that we just received here about five million flights accumulated more than eighteen.
Million flight hours.
So you know it's been it's been used is significantly whereas we take a look at this it.
Yeah I think you're right Heather does it does appear that at least part of the plane is getting -- yeah.
Notwithstanding the witness who said it it flipped over on its back and king who brass but it.
It would appear the plane is in pieces.
Can't quite see it but it looks like that you can see the front of the plane there.
In the foreground and it looks like the back half of the plane.
Is in a different location.
As it looks it looks Witten too.
It does look.
Splitting into there.
But as we'll -- know forty -- the emergency crews there on the scene taking care of the passengers making sure that they those that.
Survived survived are off of this plane and tending to the injuries.
These airports especially the very large ones have their own right now let's look at it here I'm getting a better picture.
Looks like it's in one piece doesn't.
Yeah looks like it's in one.
Peace from a different photo that I'm looking at one -- small hand held device but it's really hard to see from this angle as well.
It may be intact.
But most of these airports maintain the -- rescue crews are on fire departments but being assisted obviously by other.
Fire departments Redwood City in particular I imagine San Francisco sent its fire department as well.
Yeah now it does sort of look now that some of the smoke is -- it looks like it's in one piece.
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