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Boeing 777 crash-lands at San Francisco airport

Emergency workers are attending the scene of the Boeing 777 which crash-landed on the runway of San Francisco International Airport.

A PASSENGER PLANE has crash-landed on the runway of San Francisco International Airport.

It is not immediately clear what caused the Boeing 777, operated by Asiana Airlines, to crash. Passengers are still inside the aircraft, according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

FAA spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford said the plane crashed while landing.

The airline is based in Seoul, South Korea. Its website says its Boeing 777 can carry between 246 to 300 passengers. Asiana Airline’s is one of South Korea’s two major airlines, alongside Korean Air.

Passenger David Eun tweeted following the crash, saying: “I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal…”

Eun included a photo, which showed passengers exiting the plane using emergency inflatable slides.

More details to follow…

– The Associated Press contributed to this report

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