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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — South Korea says two veteran pilots were flying the Asiana Airlines jetliner when it crashed while landing at San Francisco's airport, killing two people.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport says four pilots were aboard and rotated in two-person shifts during the flight from Asia.
The ministry identified the pilots at the controls during Saturday's crash as Lee Jeong-min and Lee Gang-guk.
Officials say more than 300 passengers and crew members were aboard when it slammed into the runway and caught fire.
The two dead were found outside the wreckage. Another 182 people were taken to hospitals, many with minor injuries.
A video clip posted to Youtube shows smoke coming from a silver-colored jet on the tarmac. Passengers could be seen jumping down the inflatable emergency slides.
The airline is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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