NTSB Chairwoman: Plane Parts Found in San Francisco Bay
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 say 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.
Meanwhile, South Korea says its officials will inspect the engines and landing equipment on all Boeing 777 plans owned by Asiana and Korea Air.
The South Korea government made the announcement today, after Saturday's crash landing of an Asiana flight into San Francisco.
Investigators say the plane was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway.
Also 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.
A spokesperson for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport tells Channel 2 all United non-stop flights to San Francisco are on time (at the time of this writing.)
Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:44:54 GMT
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