Four Asiana plane crash victims remain in critical condition

Four people from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 remained in critical condition Wednesday morning at two Bay Area hospitals, officials said.

Stanford Hospital said its tally had not changed from Tuesday: Four patients remained hospitalized, with one listed in critical but stable condition. The others were considered fair or good.

The Palo Alto medical building -- which practiced a disaster drill just weeks ago -- and its children’s hospital treated 55 patients from Saturday’s crash at San Francisco International Airport.

At San Francisco General Hospital, two adults and one child were still in critical condition, undergoing treatment for spinal cord, traumatic brain and abdominal injuries, along with internal bleeding, road rash and fractures, officials said. Over the last two days, one adult and one child have been upgraded from critical condition to serious.


In all, eight patients -- six adults and two children -- were still at San Francisco General Hospital, which said it had seen a total of 66 people from the ill-fated flight.

The hospital previously reported treating 62 patients, but officials said Wednesday that an additional four children went to the hospital’s pediatric urgent care clinic Monday evening with “complaints from the accident.” They were all treated and released.

More than 180 people were injured when, investigators believe, the Boeing 77 came in too low and too slow, hitting a sea wall before crashing onto a runway.

Two 16-year-old girls from China were found dead on the tarmac after the crash. Asiana Airlines identified them as Wang Linjia and Ye Mengyuan. The teens were part of a student group from Jiangshan Middle School in China’s eastern Zhejiang province, according to Chinese media reports.



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