Facebook's COO originally planned to be on crashed flight

5:37 PM, Jul 6, 2013   |    comments
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer for Facebook, says she was supposed to be on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. Two people died and dozens more suffered injuries in the crash.

In a post on her Facebook page, Sandberg wrote:

"Taking a minute to be thankful and explain what happened. My family, colleagues Debbie Frost, Charlton Gholson and Kelly Hoffman and I were originally going to take the Asiana flight that just crash-landed. We switched to United so we could use miles for my family's tickets. Our flight was scheduled to come in at the same time, but we were early and landed about 20 minutes before the crash. Our friend David Eun was on the Asiana flight and he is fine. Thank you to everyone who is reaching out - and sorry if we worried anyone. Serious moment to give thanks."

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was arriving from Seoul, South Korea when it crash landed on the runway. The National Transportation Safety Board says they are sending a crew to the scene to investigate the crash.

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