Asiana Airlines Flight 214
Yesterday we learned that Asiana Airlines flight 214 – inbound from Incheon Airport, Seoul, South Korea – crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers, crew and their family members. Three Applied Materials employees were on the plane and, thankfully, all three are safe, though they did suffer minor injuries and received medical attention. We know that many of our customers, suppliers and industry colleagues are travelling to San Francisco for this week’s SEMICON West and assume some may have been on board the flight. Our hope is for the safety of all who have been affected by this incident. While we are thankful that our colleagues and most passengers are safe, we take a moment to remember those who suffered tremendous loss.