Facebook, Samsung Execs Breathe Sigh Of Relief After San Francisco Plane Crash

Sheryl Sandberg assured friends and family that she wasn’t on the flight, while Samsung’s David Eun was shaken up but safe.

1. Leading tech executives returning from South Korea, where Sheryl Sandberg was promoting her book “Lean In,” were stunned as a plane on its way back from the event crash landed in San Francisco.

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Sandberg, during her speech at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, July 3.

2. Samsung’s David Eun tweeted the harrowing news of the plane crash and said he was hit with memories of September 11, 2001.

David Eun


I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal… (at @flySFO) [pic] — https://t.co/E6Ur1XEfa4

David Eun


Fire and rescue people all over the place. They’re evacuating the injured. Haven’t felt this way since 9/11.… — https://t.co/xgWDVbkOyR

5. Sandberg shared that she was originally scheduled to be on the plane that crashed.

7. Joe Green, who founded FWD.us, along with Mark Zuckerberg, to lobby for immigration reform, was at the airport sharing photos of the accident.

According to Doug Sovern with KCBS radio, 303 people were aboard Asiana 214, including 291 passengers and 12 crew. San Francisco General Hospital is receiving many of the injured, he says.

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