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updated 7/8/2013 4:16:06 PM ET 2013-07-08T20:16:06

NBC's John Yang gives us the latest details on the plane crash that killed two teenagers at the San Francisco airport Saturday.

NBC’s John Yang gives us the latest details on the plane crash that killed two teenagers at the San Francisco airport Saturday.

Video: On crash of Flight 214

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    >>> welcome back to "the ed show" here in new orleans. we're here at the 19th annual essence festival, the crescent city which is fantastic and we'll talk some more with the folks here in just a moment but first we are going to get the latest details on the deadly plane crash in san francisco last night. nbc's john yang joins us live with the latest. yon, what do we know?

    >> reporter: ed, we know that the ntsb go team has been working all night working through the night continuing to work today looking at that burned out fuselage that's broken apart that's what's left of asiana flight 214 . they've got the black boxes now back in washington. they flew them there overnight. they're going to be looking and analyzing the data in there, the performance of the plane, listen to the cockpit conversations, to what the pilots were saying when this all was happening. essentially trying to find out what happened, why this plane came in essentially too slow, too low, the tail hitting the seawall separating the san francisco bay from the airport and the runway and then slamming on to the runway and skidding down and lost the tail assembly , it lost landing gear before skidding off the runway. we also know this morning that the two victims, the two people killed in this crash are 16-year-old girls from china. they were part of one of two school groups from chinese middle schools who were coming here for summer camp which included visits to some of the college campuses here in the northern california area. meanwhile, more than about four dozen passengers are still in the hospital with injuries to varying degrees. we know at least five of them are in critical condition, one of them an infant. ed?

    >> john yang reporting from san francisco here on "the ed show." thanks so much.

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