Of the injured, 49 people are reportedly critical.
The plane with 307 passengers, which took off from Seol, crashed and caught fire while landing at the San Francisco International Airport around 11.27 am, reported San Francisco Chronicle.
"The plane, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 with 307 people onboard, slammed to earth at 11:27 a.m. and came to rest on the side of Runway 28L, one of four runways at SFO, Lynn Lunsford, a spokeswoman with the Federal Aviation Administration, was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
All flights at SFO have been cancelled till the airport reopens.
Asiana Airlines Inc. is one of South Korea's two major airlines, along with Korean Air.
--IBNS (Posted on 07-07-2013)