ID of Third Asiana Crash Victim Emerges

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chinese state media has identified the girl who died in a San Francisco Hospital yesterday, a week after the crash-landing of Asiana Flight 214.

China News says Liu Yipeng went to school with the other two victims killed in the crash. Her age was withheld, but the other girls were both 16.

Liu Yipeng's name was first reported in the U.S. by KGO-TV in San Francisco.

She died Friday morning at San Francisco General Hospital where she had been in critical condition since the July 6 accident.

On Chinese social media sites, friends and strangers have left condolences and lit virtual candles on what is believed to be her micro blog.

Nearly a week after the crash, the investigation indicates the pilots, a trainee and his instructor, failed to realize until too late that the aircraft was dangerously low and flying too slow.

Nothing disclosed so far by the National Transportation Safety Board investigators indicates any problems with the Boeing 777's engines, computers or automated systems.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hospital officials say a girl on the Asiana Airlines flight has died from her injuries, becoming the third casualty of the crash in San Francisco.

Dr. Margaret Knudson, San Francisco General Hospital's chief of surgery, said the child died Friday of her injuries.

The girl had been in critical condition since arriving at the hospital Saturday after the plane crashed, killing two others and leaving others in critical condition.

Officials did not identify the girl at the request of her parents. Her age also was withheld.


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