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Mets get up-close look at crash site

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On Monday night, the New York Mets knocked off the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in a marathon 16-inning game. However, the contest was just the culmination of a somewhat bizarre couple of days for the Mets.

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After beating the Brewers 2-1 in Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon, the team promptly boarded a plane for the West Coast, no different than any typical Sunday evening travel schedule for a Major League Baseball team. The landing, though, was anything but typical.

The Mets landed at San Francisco International Airport early Sunday evening — very close to the remains of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the flight that crashed, killing two and injuring dozens, Saturday. The team’s plane landed on a runway adjacent to the one that Flight 214 crash-landed on, and players on the left side of the plane got a clear view of the wreckage.

“I took pictures of it. It was pretty devastating,” reliever LaTroy Hawkins told the New York Post. “A lot more people could have lost their lives. Just seeing that seawall that the landing gear clipped, man.”

Dillon Gee was a little more descriptive, noting the debris field left behind by the crash.

“I was on the side where the plane was. You could see all the debris starting where it hit the seawall,” Gee said. “It was crazy to see half the plane there all charred up. We take for granted that we fly so much in our travels, really the risks never pop into your mind. We just fly so much it is just part of our job. When you see that, it is kind of scary.”

Check out some tweets from Mets players and front office employees, including a picture of the crash from Gee, below.

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