NTSB To Release More Details on Asiana Crash Today

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, July 8, 2013

(AP) The National Transportation Safety Board gave a press briefing in San Francisco at 11:30 a.m. today.  LISTEN TO THE FULL BRIEFING HERE. A half-an-hour before that, San Francisco police expected to have first responders discuss their experience at the scene.

The NTSB said on Sunday that the plane was traveling well below the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway.  Saturday's crash killed two people and sent more than 180 to hospitals

On Sunday, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said he was investigating whether one of the two teenage passengers killed actually survived the crash but was run over by a rescue vehicle rushing to aid victims fleeing the burning aircraft. Remarkably, 305 of 307 passengers and crew survived the crash.

Meanwhile, South Korea says its officials will inspect the engines and landing equipment on all Boeing 777 plans owned by Asiana and Korea Air.

Los Angeles International Airport is reporting no delays or cancellations this morning for flights between LAX and San Francisco International Airport as a result of the crash.  Wreckage of the Asiana Boeing 777 remains on one of San Francisco International's runways.

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