Asiana Airlines: Facebook COO supposed to be on plane that crash-landed in San Francisco

PHOENIX - Facebook's Chief Operating Officer was originally supposed to be onboard Asiana Flight 214 that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport Saturday morning, but made a last minute change.

Sheryl Sandberg took to her Facebook profile to express gratitude for those concerned, as well as let friends know that her family members and colleagues were "safe."

"My family, colleagues ... and I were originally going to take the Asiana flight that just crash-landed. We switched to United to we could use miles for my family's tickets.," Sandberg said in a Facebook post. "Our flight was scheduled to come in at the same time, but we were early and landed about 20 minutes before the crash."

Sandberg did say their friend was on board the Asiana flight, but noted that "he is fine."

"Thank you to everyone who is reading out - and sorry if we worried anyone," she wrote in a Facebook post.

The National Transportation and Safety Board is sending a team to San Francisco to investigate what occurred to cause the plane to crash.

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