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Latest statements concerning Asiana crash

7:46 PM, Jul 6, 2013   |    comments
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FROM ASIANA AIRLINES: 

"There were a total of 291 passengers (19 business class, 272 travel class) and 16 cabin crew aboard. The majority of the passengers were comprised of 77 Korean citizens, 141 Chinese citizens, 61 US citizens, 1 Japanese citizen, etc. for a total of 291 people."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all the passengers, and flight crew on the flight. We hope to provide you with further info asap."

"Thank you for your concern and support at this time. We are currently investigating and will update with news as soon as possible. #SFO"

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: 

"Soon after the plane crash in San Francisco, CA, the President was made aware of the incident by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. The President will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. The President expressed his gratitude for the first responders and directed his team to stay in constant contact with the federal, state and local partners as they investigate and respond to this event. His thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost a loved one and all those affected by the crash."

FBI:

"At this point in time there is no indication of terrorism involved," FBI special agent David Johnson said at the news conference. The FBI will be working closely with the NTSB to determine the cause of the incident.

By the numbers breakdown from the San Francisco FireDepartment at news conference: 

291 passengers were on-board
16 crew members were on-board
307 total on-board
2 people confirmed dead
48 people were immediately transported from the scene to local hospitals
190 people were moved to secure area at airport - 82 of them then transported to hospitals
Upwards of 60 people unaccounted for

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee:

"We are deeply saddened by this incident," San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said at the news conference. 

"This is still a fluid and active scene not everyone has yet to be accounted for," Mayor Lee said. 

"At this point in time there is no indication of terrorism involved," FBI special agent David Johnson said at the news conference. The FBI will be working closely with the NTSB to determine the cause of the incident.


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