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NTSB Gives Update On Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Federal investigators says they have reviewed airport surveillance video to determine whether an emergency vehicle ran over one of the victims of the plane crash at San Francisco International Airport but have not been able to reach any conclusions.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Federal investigators say they found parts of the Asiana airlines plane that crashed at San Francisco International in the waters of San Francisco Bay.

National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman says the lower portion of the plane's tail cone was found in rocks inside a seawall.

A "significant piece" of the tail of the aircraft was in the water, and other plane parts were visible at low tide.

She says other debris from the seawall was found several hundred feet up the runway.

The plane crashed on Saturday, killing two people and sending more than 180 to hospitals.

Hersman says investigators plan to interview the plane's pilot on Monday. She says the pilot was experienced flying other planes but was working to get his rating on the Boeing 777.

Federal investigators says they have reviewed airport surveillance video to determine whether an emergency vehicle ran over one of the victims of the plane crash at San Francisco International Airport but have not been able to reach any conclusions.

Hersman called the possibility that a teenage girl was run over a "very serious issue." She said investigators want to make sure they have all the facts before reaching any conclusions.

Hersman said the coroner has not yet determined the girl's cause of death.

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White and Assistant Deputy Chief Dale Carnes both said earlier Monday that one of the two teenage girls killed in the crash may have been struck by an emergency vehicle.


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