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UPDATE: Doctor: At least 2 paralyzed in SF plane crash

777 Plane Crash at SFO
Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-07 11:52:37-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A doctor at San Francisco General Hospital says at least two people injured in a weekend plane crash that were treated there are paralyzed and two others suffered road rash-type injuries suggesting they were dragged.

 

Chief of Surgery Margaret Knudson says at a news conference Sunday doctors at the hospital have also seen abdominal and orthopedic injuries and head trauma.

 

She says patients with severe abdominal injuries and spinal fractures appear to have suffered them from being thrown forward and back while restrained by seat belts.

 

Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan says the hospital treated 53 people from the crash. There are currently 19 people there, six in critical condition, including a child.

 

Knudson said everybody who could talk to staff said they were in the back of the plane.

 

Meanwhile, San Francisco's fire chief says investigators are trying to determine whether two 16-year-old girls whose bodies were found on either side of the plane were alive or dead when rescuers reached the scene.

 

July 7, 2013 9:13 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At least two people are dead and dozens of others are injured after an Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport today.

An airport spokesman says 181 people were taken to local hospitals.

Officials say one person is still unaccounted for among the 307 passengers and crew aboard the flight which originated in Shanghai, China.

The investigation has been turned over to the FBI, although terrorism has been ruled out.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Flight 214 crashed while landing before noon PDT. The top of the fuselage was burned away and the entire tail was broken off.

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to San Francisco to probe the crash.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco General Hospital spokeswoman says 10 passengers from a jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport have been transported to the hospital.

Rachel Kagan tells KCBS radio the hospital received two children and eight adults, all in critical condition. She says tents are being set up outside the hospital for triage.

 Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown says Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul to San Francisco, a Boeing 777, crashed while landing on runway 28 left late this morning.

 The National Transportation Safety Board says it's sending a team of investigators to San Francisco to probe the crash.

NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel says NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman will head the team.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board says it's sending a team of investigators to San Francisco to probe the crash of an Asiana airliner.

NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said Saturday that NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman would head the team.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said the Flight 214 from Seoul to San Francisco crashed while landing on runway 28 left at San Francisco International Airport. Brown said the crash occurred at 11:26 PDT.

July 6, 2013 3:11 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal aviation official says an Asiana Airlines flight has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford says the Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco Airport while landing on Saturday.

A video clip posted to Youtube shows smoke coming from a silver-colored jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides.