Wreckage from San Francisco plane crash removed

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July 13, 2013, 12:39 pm
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(NECN/NBC: Cheryl Hurd) - Airport operations are returning to normal after the National Transportation Safety Board removed the wreckage from Asiana Airlines flight 214.

Planes were landing on runway 28 left for the first time since the crash last Saturday killed three people, injured 180, and left a destroyed 777 on the runway. The airport expects to be fully operation on Sunday.

"The airline will return to normal schedules tomorrow," said Airport Director John Martin. "I don't expect to see any cancellations at all tomorrow."

Airport crews worked long hours to remove the fuselage and get flight scheduling back to normal, all while authorities announced the news a third fatality.

It was announced that an injured 15-year-old girl passed away Saturday morning.

"She died of her injuries. It is a pediatric patient who has been in our intensive care unit since the time of the crash," said Dr. Margaret Knudson, Chief of Surgery at S.F. General Hospital.

Two 16-year-old Chinese students were also killed in the crash. They were coming to the United States for a summer camp.

On Saturday morning, San Francisco's Police Chief, Greg Suhr, confirmed that one of those girls was run over by a fire truck that was responding to the scene of the crash.

Officials said it's still unclear if she was killed by the fire truck.

"The fire truck did run over the victim, that's a fact," said police spokesman Albie Esparza. "The cause of death - whether the victim was deceased before or as a result - that's what we're trying to figure out."

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Tags: San Francisco, airport, plane, plane crash , NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, Flight 214, Asiana Airlines
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