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Investigators say Asiana aircraft's landing gear hit seawall before tail of plane

Fire crews work the crash site of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. (John Green, AP)
Fire crews work the crash site of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. (John Green, AP)
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Updated: 7/09/2013 7:51 pm
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators say an Asiana aircraft's landing gear hit a seawall before the tail of the plane during a weekend crash.

The disclosure came on Tuesday during a news conference by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The hulking Boeing 777 crashed during its landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two 16-year-old Chinese girls and leaving at least two other people paralyzed.

The aircraft hit a seawall at the end of the runway, a collision that broke off the tail and sent the fuselage bouncing and skidding across the airfield.

[Slideshow: Asiana Airlines crash]



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