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San Francisco runway reopens
SAN FRANCISCO -- The runway at San Francisco International Airport where Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed last weekend is now back open. Southwest Airlines was the first airline to land on it. Airport staff had been working to clear and repair the runway since Wednesday. The NTSB, which is investigating the crash, released the runway on Wednesday night and the airfield on Thursday. And the FAA conducted a final inspection of the runway before clearing it for reopen."
The moment they gave us clearance to access the runway we started doing the grinding work on the runway, the moment they said we're ready to go in. Removing the aircraft itself, the contractors were standing by with their big rigs and cranes, ready to begin work."
Saturday's crash killed three people -- including a girl who died of her injuries Friday morning -- and injured more than 180 other people.