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As of noon, all flights into SFO were canceled because of the crash and all roads to the aiport were closed — CHP suggested drivers avoid Hwy 101 and use I-280 instead.

It was unclear when SFO would be re-opened.

David Eun, the executive vice president of Samsung, was on the flight when it crashed and live tweeted his experience.

The last time a large U.S. airline lost a plane in a fatal crash was an American Airlines Airbus A300 taking off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in 2001, reports The Associated Press.

Smaller airlines have had crashes since then. The last fatal U.S. crash was a Continental Express flight operated by Colgan Air, which crashed into a house near Buffalo, N.Y. on Feb. 12, 2009. The crash killed all 49 people on board and one man in a house.


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