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6:14am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

10 Killed In Crash Of Alaska Air Taxi

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 12:11 pm

Police and emergency personnel stand near the remains of a fixed-wing aircraft that was engulfed in flames Sunday at the Soldotna Airport in Alaska.
Rashah McChesney Peninsula Clarion

One of the worst civilian aviation accidents in the state in at least 25 years killed all 10 people aboard an air taxi in Alaska on Sunday, the Anchorage Daily News writes.

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5:43am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Dramatic Crash Video Among Latest Clues In Asiana Accident

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 10:19 am

Asiana Flight 214, a Boeing 777 aircraft, after Saturday's crash at San Francisco International Airport.
NTSB/Contra Costa Times MCT/Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Richard Gonzales reports

3:43pm

Sun July 7, 2013
The Two-Way

For Pilots, Most Landings Are 'Routine' Procedure

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 10:37 am

This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

Two Chinese teenagers were killed and dozens of other passengers were injured when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777's tail snapped off and the plane struck the ground just short of the runway on Saturday. Dramatic landings like this are ones commercial pilots hope to never encounter as they guide the hundreds of planes safely to the ground each day.

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9:14am

Sun July 7, 2013
NPR Story

San Francisco Mayor's Statement On Crash-Landing

Originally published on Sun July 7, 2013 12:21 pm

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Nearly 50 people remain in serious or critical condition after flight 214 crashed during landing at the San Francisco International Airport. The aircraft caught fire and skidded across the runway. Its tail section was ripped off. Two passengers were killed and have been identified as 16-year-old female students from China. More than 180 people were injured in the crash. But San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee had this to say yesterday:

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9:14am

Sun July 7, 2013
NPR Story

Investigators Work To Understand San Francisco Crash

Originally published on Sun July 7, 2013 12:21 pm

Transcript

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board have recovered the flight data and voice recorders from flight 214. They are awaiting analysis of the so-called black box, as they investigate the cause of yesterday's crash in San Francisco. The Boeing 777 was flying from South Korea to San Francisco with 307 people on board.

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