Two people were killed when an Asiana Airlines flight crashed and skidded to a screeching halt while landing Saturday at San Francisco Airport, a source told the Daily News.
Another 61 people were reported by local media to have been injured, although scores of passengers miraculously walked off the crippled plane — and actually proceeded through customs.
Ten of the victims, including two children, were critically injured in the midday crash as terrified people waiting to board their flights watched helplessly.
The most seriously injured were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, said spokeswoman Rachael Kagan. According to CNN, 61 of the plane’s passengers were American.
A hospital spokesperson from San Francisco General told reporters that the 10 critically injured are all believed to be Korean speakers.
She said their injuries were extensive and included burns, fractures, and internal injuries, adding that their families would be brought to them from the flight. [NY Daily News]
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