A passenger jet from Korea has crashed at the San Francisco Airport (SFO). The plane crashed while landing evacuation slides are open. It appears there are some survivors at least. People can be seen moving around the jetway near the plane possibly debarking through the slide exits. Many people are trapped on the plane which is engulfed in flames. The fire department is calling this a three alarm fire and all available ambulances are being sent to the scene. SFO is closed to all incoming and outgoing flights as this time. A passenger on the plane tweeted that he had just crash landed at SFO and the tail of the plane was ripped off but that everyone appears to be fine. The plane caught fire on landing and there may be as many as 300 passengers on board. The flight was arriving from Seoul Korea.
The guy that tweeted that everyone seemed fine must have been sitting in the back. First Class and front half of coach looks completely burnt up. The cockpit does not appear to be burned but they would have been trapped because first class was ablaze. Pilot error is suspected cause. The plane appeared to pull up very sharply causing the tail of the plane to hit the runway first, causing it to fall off.
OMG now looking at the crash on CNN the entire top of the front of the fuselage is ashes. You can see the seats of the plane from the aerial shots. This is horrible. Closer examination of the picture above shows that the people at the front of the plane also managed to get off and that the fire broke out after most everyone got off. So the burned out fuselage photos are of events that happened after evacuation. This is good news. There are reports of people who were trapped in the fire, but not nearly as many as it seemed at first. There was no communication from the pilot to the airport that there was an issue.
There are rumors that parts of the plane flew off and a passenger was thrown into the water? US Coast Guard is searching the bay for something but not saying what. That seems odd.
UPDATE: Early reports say 2 dead and 61 injured. There were 291 passengers and 16 crew on board. Theses numbers can change. Some reports one body at least was pulled from bay.