Third Victim Of San Francisco Crash Identified

SAN FRANCISCO (July 13, 2013)--Chinese state media early Saturday identified the girl who died of injuries from the crash of an Asiana Airlines plane last weekend in San Francisco as Liu Yipeng.

China News said she went to school in the city of Jiangshan with the other two victims killed in the crash who 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 crash.

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

The airliner collided with a rocky seawall just short the runway leaving dozens of other passengers injured, and although 182 were taken to hospitals, most suffered only minor injuries.

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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