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Plane crash in Calif. kills 2, injures scores

Breaks up and burns after landing in San Francisco; 181 are taken to hospitals, 49 with serious injuries

Asiana Flight 214 took off at 5:04 p.m. Korean time from Seoul Incheon airport.

After 10 hours and 23 minutes, it reached the runway in San Francisco at 11:28 a.m., PST and started the landing procedure on Runway 28 left.

According to witnesses, the plane started its landing at the entrance of the runway, close to the water's edge.

After touching the ground, the plane lost its tail fin and stabilizers and slid about 2,000 feet along the runway. The plane cartwheeled before coming to a stop at the side of the runway. The emergency chutes were deployed and several passengers were able to evacuate.

SOURCES: Associated Press, Boeing, Asiana Airlines, Aerial imagery by Google

Javier Zarracina, Patrick Garvin/Globe Staff

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