SFO Airport Runways Reopen, Passengers Advised to Check with Airlines for Most Updated Info

( [email protected] ) Jul 06, 2013 03:04 AM EDT

Two runways have reopened at San Francisco International (SFO),the airport announced in the website. But still many flights have been diverted to other airports, including Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento

The airport advises passengers to check with airlines for updated arrival and departure information.

According to Flight Aware, a site that tracks canceled and delayed flights around the world, some 252 flights have been canceled at SFO Saturday.

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 from South Korea made a crash landing at San Francisco International Airport at 11:27 a.m. Saturday, sending up a huge fireball, shedding its tail and spinning before screeching to a stop.

Two people have died, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said.

At least nine hospitals, including San Francisco General, are treating 130 people who were transported from the airport.

A spokeswoman at San Francisco General reported that roughly 10 people, including two children, are in critical condition. Others were being treated at Stanford Hospital and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.

Joanne Hayes-White confirmed Flight 214 was carrying 291 passengers and 16 crew, having originated in Shanghai with a stop in Seoul. 48 people were immediately taken to area hospitals, with another 82 transported for care after being transported back to the airport terminal.

The last major incident at San Francisco International Airport happened in 2008, when a United Airlines Boeing 757 jet without any passengers was backing out of a gate and collided with a SkyWest plane carrying 60 passengers and crew, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. No passengers were injured.