SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco fire officials say one of two Chinese girls killed in the Asiana plane crash was already dead when airport staff found her.
Fire spokesman Mindy Talmadge said on Friday that the girl, identified as 16-year-old Wang Linjia, was found along with three flight attendants near a runway seawall. Linjia was not the girl that police said was run over by a truck.
The National Transportation Safety Board says three flight attendants were flung from the back of the plane when it broke open. The attendants survived.
Linjia's friend, 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan, was hit by the truck while covered in firefighting foam. It is not clear whether she was already dead when the collision occurred or whether the truck killed her moments after Saturday's crash.