Nightly News   |  July 12, 2013

Teen struck by fire truck after Asiana plane crash

Wreckage from Asiana flight 214 is being cleared and moved away and they are slated to repaint the runway -- but it will be up to the FAA as to when traffic is allowed on it once again. And as for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that caught fire at London’s Heathrow airport Friday, it appears to have had nothing to do with batteries -- because the fire was on the roof of the plane. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

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>>> there is news tonight on the other major story we've been covering here this week. that asiana airlines 777 wide body in san francisco . specifically, confirmation came today of an awful accident that happened on the ground after the crash as rescue crews arrived on the scene. there is also late word the death toll in the crash has grown now by one. nbc's tom costello back east tonight at dulles airport . tom, good evening.

>> reporter: hi, brian. we have learned late this evening that a third victim died. we only know that she was a child and she had critical injuries because of the crash. her family is requesting privacy, and we don't have any more information than that. and we've also learned from the fire department in san francisco that in fact one of its emergency vehicles did indeed hit one of those 16-year-old chinese girls who died. her name was ye mengtuan. her body was discovered in the foam that the firefighters were pouring onto the plane. when they tried to reposition one of their fire engines , they found her body in the foam, apparently underneath or near their engine and near their tires. so the coroner has yet to determine whether that contributed to her death. as for runway 28 left, they have now pretty much gotten done with clearing the wreckage, moving all of it off-site to a remote area of the air field there. they have already repaved the runway. they now still need to repaint it. they hope to be done completely tomorrow. that will be ahead of schedule. it will then be up to the faa to certify that runway for clearance to allow more traffic. could happen sunday or monday, we're told. overseas today in heathrow -- in london, rather, at heathrow airport the airport was shut down for a time today because of a 787, which apparently caught fire. an ethiopian airways 787. interesting in this case this had nothing apparently to do with the batteries which are stored in the belly because this fire appears to have been on the roof of the plane, right above where the crew has a rest area . back to you. tom costello, dulles airport tonight. tom, thanks.