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Crash not cause by engine failure-Asiana CEO

Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 01:15

July 7 - The president of Asiana Airline said the plane that crash landed in San Francisco did not have engine problems and apologises to passengers. Julie Noce reports.

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The President and CEO of Asiana Airlines told media Sunday the crash landing of flight 214 in San Francisco on Saturday killing two people was not a result of engine failure. Yoon Young-doo also apologised to the families of the passengers, bowing deeply during the press conference. Witnesses said the Boeing 777 appeared to have missed the approach area of the runway and that the plane's tail broke off. One young passenger who survived the crash spoke to local media before being whisked away by police. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PASSENGER SAYING: "And what happened, were people injured?" "The top just totally like collapsed on a lot of people so a lot of people were injured, yeah." UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER ASKING: "Okay, and where were you sitting?" UNIDENTIFIED SURVIVOR OF CRASH SAYING: "I was sitting next to like this big hole..." UNIDENTIFIED POLICE OFFICER SAYING: "Excuse me were you on the plane? I need to talk to you for one moment." The flight originated in Shanghai, China. It stopped in Seoul, South Korea and then headed to San Francisco, California. Two Chinese nationals were killed in the crash-- Asiana officials said they were two teenaged girls seated in the back of the plane. More than 180 others are being treated for injuries. The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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Crash not cause by engine failure-Asiana CEO

Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 01:15