Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said she and other staffers at Facebook had been booked on the Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. She wrote that she changed to a United Flight to take advantage of her frequent flyer miles and arrived 20 minutes before the the Asiana plane’s crash-landing. Two people have reportedly died from the crash.
She wrote on her Facebook page:
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.