Girl Dies Of Injuries From San Francisco Crash

SAN FRANCISCO (July 12, 2013)--A girl who was seriously injured in the crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 last Saturday at San Francisco International Airport died Friday, Dr. Margaret Knudson, San Francisco General Hospital's chief of surgery, said.

The girl had been in critical condition since arriving at the hospital 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 and her age also was withheld.

Earlier Friday San Francisco fire officials said of the two Chinese girls who were killed in the crash was already dead when airport personnel found her.

Fire spokesman Mindy Talmadge said Friday that the girl, identified as Wang Linjia, 16, was found along with three flight attendants near a runway seawall.

Linjia was not the girl who police said was run over by a truck.

The National Transportation Safety Board says three flight attendants were thrown from the back of the plane when the jet broke open.

The attendants all survived.

Linjia's friend, Ye Meng Yuan, 16, was hit by the truck while covered in firefighting foam, but it’s not clear whether she was already dead when that happened.


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