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Asiana crash: Pilots of crashed plane return to South Korea

Published on Jul 14, 2013 1:31 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - Pilots of the Asiana Airlines passenger jet which crash landed in San Francisco have returned to South Korea after being quizzed by US aviation officials, officials said on Sunday.

The four pilots returned home on Saturday - a week after the fatal crash - and would face another probe by officials in Seoul after their medical checkup ends on Tuesday, the South Korean transportation ministry said.

The Boeing 777 passenger jet from Shanghai and with a stop in Seoul had its tail clip a sea wall at the airport and skidded out of control before catching fire, leaving three dead and more than 180 injured.

Two Chinese teenage girls died immediately after the accident and another girl, also a Chinese, died of injuries on Friday.

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