NTSB chairwoman: Plane parts found in water

PAUL ELIAS and MARTHA MENDOZA
Associated Press
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This image released by the National Transportation Safety Board Sunday, July 7, 2013, shows NTSB workers near the Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines Flight 214 aircraft. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal investigators say they found parts of the Asiana airlines plane that crashed at San Francisco International in the waters of San Francisco Bay.

National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman says the lower portion of the plane's tail cone was found in rocks inside a seawall.

A "significant piece" of the tail of the aircraft was in the water, and other plane parts were visible at low tide.

She says other debris from the seawall was found several hundred feet up the runway.

The plane crashed on Saturday, killing two people and sending more than 180 to hospitals.

Hersman says investigators plan to interview the plane's pilot on Monday. She says the pilot was experienced flying other planes but was working to get his rating on the Boeing 777.