Wang Linjia (王琳佳), a 16-year-old girl from Jiangshan Middle School in Jiangshan, east China's Zhejiang Province, was killed in the crash of Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at the San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013.
A total of 141 Chinese were among the 291 passengers aboard when Asiana Airlines Flight 214, from Seoul and bound for San Francisco, crashed while landing.
Among the 141 Chinese citizens, Wang and Ye Mengyuan, both 16, were thrown from the plane and pronounced dead on the day of the accident. Liu Yipeng, 15, died on June 12 at the San Francisco General Hospital where she had been in a critical condition since the accident. The other 138 Chinese passengers are safe.
The three killed teenagers were schoolmates, and Wang and Ye were best friends. They were on their way, with a group of 35 Chinese students and teachers, to attend an English summer camp in the United States.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said that it has sent two specialists to the United States to investigate the plane crash, on July 10, while family members of the victims headed to the United States, on July 8.
Wang was born on Dec. 13, 1996 in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province. She had a six-year-old sister. Her parents, both business people, had exerted their utmost efforts in educating their daughter. Wang was good at calligraphy and painting. Her father had even put his daughter’s works on the wall of his office. She was her parents'pride and hope.
In the eyes of her classmates and teachers, Wang was a smiling girl with many talents. As one of the best and brightest students of her school, Wang was selected to be head of her class and a representative of her class for Chinese.