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Plane Crash

In pictures: The jet crash in San Francisco that killed two and injured 182

The FBI said there was no indication that terrorism was to blame for the crash.

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

TWO PEOPLE WERE killed when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 passenger jet crashed and burst into flames at San Francisco International Airport.

A further 182 others were injured in the incident.

Flight 214 had 307 people – 291 passengers and 16 crew – on board when it left Seoul. The aircraft apparently struck a rocky area at the water’s edge short of the runway at the airport, a major international hub, especially for flights to and from Asia.

“It is incredible and very lucky that we have so many survivors. But there are still many that are critically injured,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee who also sent condolences to the families of those killed and hurt.

One of the two dead “carried a Chinese passport,” and the nationality of the other victim was unclear.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said there was no indication that terrorism was to blame for the crash.

The airport was closed immediately after the incident but two runways later reopened. Some flights were diverted to Los Angeles.

Among those on board were 77 Koreans, 141 Chinese, 61 US citizens, and one Japanese national.

San Francisco General Hospital said it was treating 34 patients, five of them in critical condition.

Here are pictures of the crash scene and aftermath in San Francisco:

In pictures: The jet crash in San Francisco that killed two and injured 182
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    Smokes rises from the crashed plane. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, John Green)
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    Passengers from Asiana Flight 214 are treated at San Francisco General Hospital after the plane crashed at San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, John Green)
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    Smoke rises from of Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed. (AP Photo/Scott Sobczak) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Fire crews work the crash site of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, John Green)
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    This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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    A fire truck sprays water on Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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    Asiana Flight 214 passenger Veddpal Singh talks to reporters after the plane crashed. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, LiPo Ching)
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    This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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    Bob Merberg sits with son Oren, 19, and daughter Maya, 16, after their flight to Rochester, New York was canceled after Asiana Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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    (AP Photo/Krista Seiden)

- Additional reporting AFP, 2013

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