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Posted: Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:51 pm | Updated: 10:29 pm, Sun Jul 7, 2013.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Asiana Flight 214 was coming in low over San Francisco Bay, Fei Xiong and her 8-year-old son looked at each other, sensing something was wrong.

"My son told me 'The plane will fall down, it's too close to the sea.' I told him 'No, baby, it's OK, we'll be fine.' And then the plane just fell down," Xiong said Sunday, moving gingerly from a plastic brace on her injured neck.

Within moments, the aircraft was hurtling out of control, its rear portion ripped off. Baggage was tumbling from the overhead bins onto passengers. People were screaming.

The crash Saturday at San Francisco airport killed two 16-year-old girls from China, whose bodies were found outside the wreckage, and injured dozens of others.

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