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Official probes if rescuers ran over crash victim

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco-area coroner whose office received the bodies of two teenage victims of the Asiana plane crash says officials are conducting an autopsy to determine if one of the girls was run over and killed by a rescue vehicle.
   San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault says Sunday that senior San Francisco Fire Department officials notified him and his staff at the crash site on Saturday that one of the 16-year-olds may have been struck on the runaway.
   Foucrault says an autopsy he expects to be completed by Monday will involve determining whether the girl's death was caused by injuries suffered in the crash or "a secondary incident."
   He says he did not get a close enough look at the victims on Saturday to know whether they had external injuries.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Asiana Flight 214 makes its final approach after a 10-hour flight that started in Shanghai and stopped in Seoul. A preliminary review of the crash by federal investigators turns up the following:
   -- APPROACH PROCEEDS NORMALLY ... the plane receives clearance from air traffic control to land without its instrument landing system. Visibility is about 10 miles with winds out of the southwest at 7 knots. There are no distress calls or requests for support in the air traffic control tapes that captured the discussion between a controller and the Asiana crew.
   -- SEVEN SECONDS OUT ... the crew asks to increase its air speed. National Traffic Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman says the plane came in well below the approach speed of 137 knots that crew members had discussed.
   -- FOUR SECONDS OUT ... the stick shaker, a yolk the pilots hold, begins shaking, indicating the plane could stall.
   -- 1.5 SECONDS OUT ... the crew calls to abort the landing and come around for another try.
   -- CRASH ... the plane hits a seawall. The controller declares an emergency. The pilots talk to air traffic control and emergency vehicles are deployed


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal safety official says the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Flight 214 showed the jetliner received a warning that it could stall and tried to increase its speed before it crashed.
   National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman says at a news conference Sunday the recorder showed the crew called to abort the landing about 1.5 seconds before the crash.
   The recorder also showed there was a call to increase airspeed roughly 7 seconds before impact.
   Before that, she says, there was no indication in the recordings that the aircraft was having any problems. It was carrying 307 people when it crashed Saturday, killing two passengers and injuring dozens of other people.

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