FB COO had ticket on doomed Asiana flight, switched

FB COO had ticket on doomed Asiana flight, switched

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was supposed to be aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday morning.

Sandberg and other execs at the social media giant escaped potential disaster when they switched to a United flight returning from a Korean business trip. Two passengers were reported dead and 181 injured when the Boeing 777 landed short of a runway at about 11:27 a.m. PT.

“I was on another flight from Korea at the exact same time,” she said in an email to USA TODAY’s Jon Swartz. “We are ok. My friend on that flight is ok, too.”

Sandberg, 43, says colleagues Debbie Frost, Charlton Gholson and Kelly Hoffman also switched flights.

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