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Traveler Stranded after SFO Crash

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New Zealander Bruce Law is stranded at San Francisco International Airport after a plane crash kept him from getting on his connecting flight.

SAN FRANCISCO-

What happens when the 20th busiest airport in the world closes for hours? What if that airport is San Francisco International Airport — a major hub for travel to and from Asia and Europe? Well, just ask New Zealander Bruce Law.

“It’s been hell,” Law told FOX40.

When Law got to the airport in Auckland, New Zealand – he was supposed to take a flight to SFO and then head off to Paris. But, the nuclear ripple effect of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashing at SFO caught him.

“We arrived at the airport in Auckland and found out there had been a crash and we couldn’t fly in here and had to get a hotel room for the night,” he said.

Law was already 12 hours off schedule from that moment and the international dominoes began falling piece by piece – none in the right direction.

“We’ve had so many delays and we haven’t been able to get a connecting flight – so we lost our original flight to Paris,” Law said. 

Law and his wife landed in San Francisco at 2 a.m. and has been stranded ever since.

“[I] managed to get a flight after getting the run around and flying out tonight about 10:15 to Paris,” he said.

For those of you doing the math at home, that’s nearly 21 hours of airport limbo.

“I’m exhausted. I was just going to lie down there and have a sleep in the sun,” Law told FOX40, before napping on a granite bench outside the international terminal. “I’m over it.”

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