Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to let friends and others know she, her family and colleagues were booked on the Asiana flight that crashed and burned Saturday at San Francisco International Airport but had switched to a United Airlines flight to get frequent-flyer miles.
"Taking a minute to be thankful and explain what happened," Sandberg posted on her Facebook page. "My family, colleagues Debbie Frost, Charlton Gholson and Kelly Hoffman and I were originally going to take the Asiana flight that just crash-landed. We switched to United so we could use miles for my family's tickets.
"Our flight was scheduled to come in at the same time, but we were early and landed about 20 minutes before the crash. Our friend Dave David Eun was on the Asiana flight, and he is fine.
"Thank you to everyone who is reaching out -- and sorry if we worried anyone," she added. "Serious moment to give thanks."
Sandberg, who wrote the best-selling book "Lean In," her manifesto for women in the workplace, posted photos from South Korea showing women with "Lean In" messages.