Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, was supposed to be
aboard the Asiana Air jetliner that crash-landed at San Francisco International
Airport on Saturday morning.
Sandberg and other execs at the social media giant escaped the disaster by switching to a United flight when they returned from a Seoul business trip.
"I was on another flight from Korea at the exact same time,'' the author of the bestseller "Lean In" tweeted to USA Today's Jon Swartz. "We are ok."
Sandberg, who took United to cash in air miles for family members, said her colleagues Debbie Frost, Charlton Gholson and Kelly Hoffman also switched flights.
She said the United flight landed 20 minutes before the Asiana crashed.
Samsung executive David Eun, however, was aboard the doomed plane. He was among the first to tweet and send photos of the heavily damaged Boeing 777.
"I just crash landed at SFO,'' he said. "Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm ok. Surreal."
Most Popular Stories
- Fantasy Football Gambling Industry Facing Increased Legal Scrutiny
- Obama Promoting Economic Gains As Elections Near
- As States Legalize Pot, Will Traffic Deaths Rise?
- 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Conquers the North American Box Office with $16.3M
- GE Capital and Petters-Related Fund in Legal Battle
- NATO Plans High-Readiness Force to Counter Russia
- California Conservation Conundrum: Water Use Varies Greatly Across State
- Combating Online Abuse Not Easy for Gamers
- Even With Surly 2014 Electorate, It's 'Still an Incumbent's World'
- Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, but Nowhere to Go