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3rd Asiana crash victim also Chinese student

  • In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. The pilot at the controls of airliner had just 43 hours of flight time in the Boeing 777 and was landing one for the first time at San Francisco International. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO — The third person to die from injuries suffered when an Asiana Airlines jetliner crash landed in San Francisco was identified as a 15-year-old Chinese girl who attended school with the other two victims.

San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault on Saturday confirmed the identity of the third victim as Liu Yipeng.

He said that she was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital with head injuries after the July 6 crash and died there Friday morning.

Chinese state media said she attended school with the two 16-year-old girls who also died in the crash.

Liu Yipeng's identification comes a day after her death was announced amid the official confirmation that one of the other girls who died in the disaster had been covered on the runway in flame-retardant foam and hit by a fire truck speeding to the crash site, a disclosure that raised the tragic possibility she could have survived the crash only to die in its chaotic aftermath.


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