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NTSB Releases Agenda For Asiana Flight 214 Hearings

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An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released the agenda for next week’s investigative hearings on Asiana Flight 214.

The hearings will be held in Washington D.C., December 10th and 11th beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday and on 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Three teenage Chinese schoolgirls were killed in the July 6th crash and more than 180 passengers were injured when the low-flying Boeing 777 struck a seawall bordering San Francisco Bay and the tail section was separated from the aircraft’s fuselage as it approached San Francisco International Airport.

16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan survived the crash only to be struck and killed by a San Francisco Fire Department truck during the rescue effort.

According to an NTSB news release, witnesses will include representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing and Asiana Airlines as well as the Korean Office of Civil Aviation.

The International Federation of Air Line Pilot’s Associations and Commercial Air Safety Team will testify and answer questions from NTSB Board members, technical staff and others with queries about emergency response, procedures and cabin safety among other topics.

NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will make herself available at the conclusion of the hearings each day to answer the media’s questions.

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