Facebook‘s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg was originally booked on the Boeing 777 that crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. “Taking a minute to be thankful,” Sheryl posted to her Facebook page.
Sandberg, who had been in South Korea for Facebook business and to promote her book Lean In, explained that she and colleagues originally had planned to take the Asiana flight 214. She wrote on Facebook, “We switched to United so we could use miles for my family’s tickets.” She added, “Our flight was scheduled to come in at the same time, but we were early and landed about 20 minutes before the crash.” Talk about a close call!
Though she ended up safe and sound, Sheryl did explain that she knew people on that flight. Samsung executive David Eun was one of them and he tweeted dramatic updates and posted photos after the crash. “I just crash landed at SFO,” he tweeted, adding, “Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal.”
Eun tweeted, “Fire and rescue people all over the place. They’re evacuating the injured. Haven’t felt this way since 9/11.” He then asked friends, “pls don’t call right now. I’m fine. Most people are totally calm.” Sheryl even confirmed on her Facebook that David Eun was ok. “He is fine,” she added, “Serious moment to give thanks all around.”