SKorea to inspect Boeing 777s: Official announces probe on whether rescuers ran over crash victim
A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed while …
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SAN FRANCISCO - 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 Monday, 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.
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