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Fairport woman witnesses San Francisco plane crash aftermath

San Francisco - Eileen Merberg of Fairport was visiting California, when she witnessed the aftermath of the deadly crash of the Asiana plane. 

The plane crash killed two teens from China, who were heading to the U.S. for a summer camp.

Reports are also surfacing about one of the pilots of the Asiana plane. That pilot had logged just 43 hours on the Boeing 777, and had never landed at the San Francisco airport.

Of the hundreds of people aboard that flight, 51 were sent to the hospital. Eight remain in critical condition Monday.

Among those watching from the airport in San Francisco was a woman from Fairport whose flight was getting ready for take-off when the Asiana aircraft crash-landed.

“I personally get a little jittery during takeoffs and landings,” she said. “Definitely a little scary…  I think I'm done for a while. Not too eager to get on a plane for a long time.”

More new information in this developing story: a question surfaced about whether one of the two teen girls killed may not have died from the crash itself. Investigators are looking into the possibility that a vehicle driven by a first responder may have hit her.

The NTSB says the investigation could take months. They hope to speak to the pilots in the next few days.

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