Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Avoided San Francisco Airplane Crash by the Skin of Her Teeth

sheryl sandbergFacebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, her family, and a few other FB execs, were originally supposed to be on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed into San Francisco International Airport Saturday morning. Sandberg wrote on her Facebook page (obviously): "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."

Talk about luck. Or, perhaps, intuition?


When horrible stories like the San Francisco plane crash happen we often hear of one or two people who were supposed to be on the flight/bus/train, but at the last minute, decided to make a change of plans. Maybe it's simply sheer coincidence, or maybe, like I said, it's intuition. Sandberg claims that she switched flights so her family could use airline miles, but the fact that Sheryl -- a billionaire -- decided at the last minute to change her plans in order to save money is a little strange.

Glad to hear that Sandberg and her family and colleagues are okay. Thoughts and prayers to those who were injured on the flight, and to the loved ones of those who passed away. An absolute tragedy.

Has your intuition ever helped you avoid a bad situation?

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