Report: Rescue Leaders at Asiana Crash Site Lacked Training

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Monday, Dec 9, 2013  |  Updated 10:41 AM PDT
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In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. The pilot at the controls of airliner had just 43 hours of flight time in the Boeing 777 and was landing one for the first time at San Francisco International. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Three fire department commanders, who were in charge of firefighting and rescue efforts after the crash, had never taken a required training course for aircraft disasters, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The fire chief said it was not vital that commanders take the disaster course, calling it "very specialized training."

On Tuesday in Washington,  D.C., federal officials plan to hear from witnesses, the FAA, Boeing, and others about the crash.

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The four pilots on board will not be attending the hearing.

Three teenagers were killed, and more than 180 passengers were hurt.

NBC Bay Area's investigative Unit is heading to Washington, D.C. for the hearings.

Stephen Stock will have live reports on the investigation.

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