SAN FRANCISCO (KTLA) – The two passengers who died in the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight were 16-year-old Chinese students, according to the Chinese state media.
The victims, both women, were identified as Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, students at Jiangshan Middle School in eastern China.
They were on a school trip to the United States and were killed on Saturday when the jetliner crashed at San Francisco International Airport.
The teenagers’ bodies were found outside the wreckage, authorities said.
They were believed to have been seated near the back of the plane when it crashed, the president of Asiana Airlines, Yoon Young-doo, said Sunday.
The girls were part of a group of 29 students and five teachers.
Meanwhile, federal officials said the flight recorders had been recovered from the charred wreckage of the plane and were on their way to Washington for analysis.
Asiana Airlines is based in South Korea.