Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg thankful for switching from crashed flight
Only a few hours ago we reported on crashed Asiana Airlines 777 flight in San Francisco’s airport. Scheduled to be on that flight was Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.
The executive stated on Facebook that should have been on the Asiana Airlines 777 jet (the plane crashed earlier this morning, thankfully no deaths or serious injuries have been reported) but she chose to change her flight to make better use of another airline’s frequent-flier program she was apart of.
The tech-industry giant, Sheryl Sandberg, is Facebook’s chief operating officer. She took to Facebook stating that both herself and her family (as well as some of her colleagues from the company) were scheduled to take Asiana Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea. She stated, “We switched to United so we could use miles for my family’s tickets,” she wrote. “Our flight was scheduled to come in at the same time, but we were early and landed about 20 minutes before the crash.”
Sheryl Sandberg was once vice president at Google and was the chief of staff for former-Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. She was recently on the ‘Time 100’ list of influential Americans last year. Her family consists of her husband and her two children. She responded on Facebook to her worried friends and family saying that she was OK. On the flight was Samsung Electronics, David Eun, who is also safe. “Serious moment to give thanks,” Sandberg wrote on Facebook, a sentiment that everyone on board most likely shares.
UPDATE: 2 Confirmed Dead (developing)