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Asiana aircraft's landing gear hit seawall first

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WFLA) -

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.

7/6/2013 Related Story: 2 dead, 181 hospitalized after San Francisco plane crash

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.

7/8/2013 Related Story: Chinese plane crash victims were student leaders

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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