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At least 48 injured in crash landing of jet in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO -- At least 48 people aboard an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed upon landing Saturday at San Francisco International Airport were treated by medical personnel, a law enforcement source told The Times.

The source, who was involved in the rescue effort, said there was no immediate word on the severity of the injuries or whether there were any fatalities.

Some passengers were taken to hospitals.

Tech executive David Eun, who was on the plane, sent out a message on Twitter saying: "Most people are totally calm and trying to let the fire and rescue do their jobs.... Posted updates to let everyone know that majority of passengers seem ok."

A photo taken by a passenger on the flight show people on the runway and smoke coming from the aircraft. Other photos show the tail of the plane broken off.

In a brief phone interview, a passenger who didn’t want to give his name told The Times that most passengers were unharmed.

“I just want their families to know,” he said. “Most of the people seem OK and we’re just letting the paramedics do their job.”

San Francisco Fire Department officials told KTVU-TV that injured passengers were taken to the hospital and that there was no immediate word on fatalities. But they stressed the investigation was continuing.

Firefighters put out the fire on the plane, which was destroyed by the crash and subsequent blaze. San Francisco International has been closed until further notice.

Here are images taken from passengers' social media feed, retweeted by The Times:

A second image from the plane after SFO crash: pic.twitter.com/PXWBS0gLvM

— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) July 6, 2013

Two amazing photos as passengers exit that SFO jet that crashed: pic.twitter.com/bdqTGUq8u0

— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) July 6, 2013

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