MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in San Francisco said on Sunday, July 7 that Asiana Arilines reported no information so far about any Filipino passenger aboard Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 which crashed in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6 (July 7 Manila time).
In its official Twitter account, the Philippine Embassy reported that out of the 291 passengers and 16 crew members, Asiana Airlines officials have so far confirmed that 77 are Koreans, 141 Chinese, 61 Americans and one Japanese.
Two people died and 181 were injured in the crash. One remains missing.
Asiana Airlines Boeing 777, which crashed while landing at the San Francisco (SFO) International Airport, departed from Incheon, South Korea and was scheduled to arrive in San Francisco at 11:27AM (California time).
Witnesses said the plane had approached the runway at an awkward angle, with some onlookers saying they heard a loud bang.
Earlier, Philippine Consulate General Marciano A. Paynor Jr. dispatched two officers to the San Francisco airport to check if Filipinos were among the casualties in the plane crash. – Rappler.com