In what appears to be a sliding doors moment, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said she was originally booked to be on Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed and caught fire at SFO airport in San Francisco on Saturday.
Writing on her Facebook page, Sandberg said that she, her family and three of her colleagues were slated to be on the plane that went down while attempting a crash landing, but that the group switched to another flight in order to use frequent flyer miles.
The plane took off from Seoul, South Korea, where Sandberg was on a trip to promote her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Sources tell the Korea Herald that Sandberg was also in Seoul to talk about a potential partnership between Facebook and Samsung.
"Our flight was scheduled to come in at the same time, but we were early and landed about 20 minutes before the crash," Sandberg wrote, noting that her friend, Samsung executive David Eun, was on the plane but that he is "fine."
Others were not so lucky. KTVU is reporting that at least two died in the crash, and that at least 61 were injured.