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Asiana Airlines crash parts found in water

The debris suggests that the Boeing 777 hit the San Francisco seawall before skidding off the airport runway Saturday.

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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman speaks during a news conference on July 8, 2013 in South San Francisco, California. Two days after Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is continuing their investigation as to why the plane crashed. (Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images)

Parts of the crashed Asiana Airlines Flight 214 were found near the seawall at San Francisco International Airport, said crash investigators Monday.

The debris suggests that the plane hit the seawall before skidding off the runway Saturday, reported the Associated Press.

The two victims of the crash were 16-year-old Chinese schoolgirls, who were heading to a 15-day English-language summer camp in California. Many others were injured.

Of 307 passengers and crew, 305 survived the crash.

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently stated that the plane had approached the runway too slowly. The crew apparently tried to abort the landing but it was too late.

Lee Kang Kuk, who landed the plane, was reportedly the second-most junior member on board and was still training to fly the Boeing 777 aircraft.

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He had only 43 hours experience flying the long-range jet. The ongoing investigation into the crash will also look at whether there were technical malfunctions. Pilot fatigue may also have played a role.

At a news conference in Seoul on Monday Asiana Airlines President and CEO Yoon Young Doo expressed his condolences for the victims and bowed solemnly.

Other board members of the airline also bowed on stage.

The Washington Post wrote that the gesture was part of Korean corporate culture, which is run much like a family business and stresses the loyalty of the brand to the consumer.

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