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U.S. agency calls two-day hearing on Asiana plane crash

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a two-day investigative hearing on the July 6 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco.

The Dec. 10-11 hearing in Washington will focus on pilot awareness in highly automated aircraft, emergency response and cabin safety, the NTSB said in a release.

Three passengers were killed in the crash and its aftermath, and more than 180 passengers were injured when the Boeing 777 jet struck a seawall and slammed into a runway while trying to land at San Francisco International Airport.