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UPDATE: San Francisco Plane Crash Results In Waivers After More Than 250 Flights Canceled By Asiana Airlines Crash Landing

07/06/2013 06:01 pm ET | Updated Jul 06, 2013
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UPDATE 8:33pm:

FlightAware.com reports more than 358 flights have been canceled coming into and out of San Francisco. Flight Aware's CEO, Daniel Baker, also noted that 70 SFO-bound flights had been diverted away from the airport as a result of the crash, USA Today reports.

PREVIOUSLY: Following a crash landing by Asiana Airlines flight 214 on Saturday morning, San Francisco Airport closed to air traffic. On its Twitter account, the airport stated that two runways will be reopening "shortly."

Airlines took to Twitter to send condolences to Asiana and to share information on their customers' flights. American Airlines waived ticket change fees for those who are scheduled to fly both Saturday and Sunday; Virgin America and JetBlue similarly followed suit. United Tweeted that affected customers should head to the airline's website for more information on flights.

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

07/07/2013 6:31 PM EDT

NTSB Tweets Photos

The NTSB has tweeted a series of photos related to the Asiana Flight 214 crash. Their Twitter account can be viewed here.

07/07/2013 5:38 PM EDT

Call To Increase Speed Made 7 Seconds Before Crash

A crew member made a call to increase the plane's speed just seven seconds prior to impact, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Debra Hersman said during the press conference. Hersman said the plane was flying below target speed before crashing.

-Hunter Stuart, HuffPost

07/07/2013 5:12 PM EDT

More From NTSB Press Conference

07/07/2013 5:05 PM EDT

Pilots Called To Initiate 'Go-Around' 1.5 Seconds Before Impact

07/07/2013 4:57 PM EDT

NTSB Holds Press Conference On Flight 214 Crash

Video of the press conference can be viewed here (via NBC News).

07/07/2013 4:21 PM EDT

New Video Provided By CNN Shows Plane Crash

CNN has obtained video shot by Fred Hayes that shows the crash of Flight 214. Click here to see the footage.

07/07/2013 3:16 PM EDT

Doctor: At least 2 victims paralyzed

07/07/2013 3:15 PM EDT

Who was on the plane?

Chinese media also said that at least 70 students and teachers were on the plane.

The two teenagers killed in the horrific crash were 16-year-old students from China.

07/07/2013 3:13 PM EDT

Report: Pilots had considerable experience

07/07/2013 3:07 PM EDT

Doctors release info about injured crash victims

CNN has some information on the state of patients injured in the SFO crash:

Many of the injured said they were sitting toward the rear of the aircraft, said Dr. Margaret Knudson, the hospital's chief of surgery. Several suffered abdominal injuries and spine fractures, some of which include paralysis and head trauma, Knudson said. Many patients also were treated for "severe road rash," she said, which suggests "that they were dragged."

For more details, head over to CNN.

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