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Jul 9, 2013 6:13 PM by AP

Asiana aircraft's landing gear hit seawall first

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - Investigators say an Asiana aircraft's landing gear hit a seawall before the tail of the plane during a weekend crash.

The disclosure came on Tuesday during a news conference by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The hulking Boeing 777 crashed during its landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two 16-year-old Chinese girls and leaving at least two other people paralyzed.

The aircraft hit a seawall at the end of the runway, a collision that broke off the tail and sent the fuselage bouncing and skidding across the airfield.

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