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Airline industry probes into Asiana crash

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This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

We're learning more about Saturday's crash-landing at the San Francisco International Airport.

Investigating officials have reported that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was slow on its approach to the airport and the crew attempted to abort the landing just before the crash.

Of the 307 passengers and crew on board the flight, all but two survived.

The San Mateo County Coroner's office is now investigating whether one of those two passengers killed had survived the crash but was struck by an emergency vehicle on the ground.

More than 180 people went to the hospital but only a small number suffered critical injuries.

As the investigation continues, officials will sort through the wreckage from the plane to determine what may have happened.

They'll also look at whether the pilot's inexperience with both the type of aircraft and the airport played a role.

Pilot error is certainly being considered as a possible cause of the accident.

Guest: George Ferguson, airline and aerospace analyst for Bloomberg Industries

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