Third victim to die from Asiana Airlines crash identified
A girl who died Friday after being injured in the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco a week ago has been identified as Liu Yipeng, according to Chinese state media.
Liu went to school with the other two victims who were killed in the crash, both 16-year-old girls, China News reported.
She had been listed in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital where she died Friday morning. Other details, including her age and hometown, were not released by the hospital.
“Her parents have asked that we reveal no further information at this time,” a hospital statement Friday said. “We will respect their wishes while they grieve.”
Officials identified the two other victims as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both part of a group of Chinese high school students on their way to West Valley Christian Church and School in the San Fernando Valley for a three-week summer camp.
Their bodies were recovered soon after the Boeing 777 clipped a seawall and slammed into a runway at San Francisco International Airport last Saturday.
Ye’s body was found close to the aircraft’s left wing. San Francisco police confirmed Friday that a fire truck responding to the incident hit her, but emphasized that the San Mateo County coroner had yet to determine her cause of death.
Gordon Shyy, public information officer for the San Francisco Police Department, said the girl was outside the jet and covered in fire retardant foam when the fire truck “went over her.”
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
More than 180 people were hurt in the crash, officials said, with injuries including broken bones, road rash, spinal cord injuries and internal bleeding. San Francisco General, which treated 67 patients, said Friday afternoon that six remained hospitalized, including two adults in critical condition. Stanford Hospital, which saw 55 people, said Friday that its final patient was listed in serious condition.
The National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the crash is expected to take months to complete.
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