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11th District Pacific Southwest Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

July 06, 2013


11th District Public Affairs

Contact: Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart

Email: loumania.p.stewart@uscg.mil

Office: (510) 772-8865

Coast Guard responds to plane crash in San Francisco

ALAMEDA, Calif -- The Coast Guard and other agencies responded to a plane crash at San Francisco Airport Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a call around noon of a Boeing 777 that crashed at the SFO airport.

San Francisco Fire Department personnel are on scene. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco launched an MH- 65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew and medically evacuated two individuals to Stanford Hospital.

Air Station San Francisco is on standby to launch another helicopter; personnel are with the setup with a triage station.

The severity and number of injuries are unknown.

The plane crash is under investigation.

For more information call San Francisco Airport Manager at 650-821-5222

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