National Transportation Safety Board Breaking News: NTSB: Plane Parts Found in San Francisco Bay

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The National Transit Safety Board said part of the tail section of an Asiana jet that crashed at San Francisco International Airport was found in the bay, and debris from the seawall was carried several hundred feet down the runway, suggesting the plane hit the seawall while trying to land. According to a flight data recorder recovered by the National Transportation Safety Board, the Asiana airlines plane that crashed at San Francisco airport was traveling at 103 knots seconds before it hit the seawall in the front of the runway, far below the target speed of 137 knots. NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman told reporters that three seconds before impact, the plane's engine was at 50 percent power, and engine power was increasing. At impact, the flight speed was 106 knots. Federal investigators says they have reviewed airport surveillance video to determine whether an emergency vehicle ran over one of the victims of the plane crash at San Francisco International Airport but have not been able to reach any conclusions.

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