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CCTV Script 07/08/13

— This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on July 8, Monday.

Welcome to the CNBC Business Daily.

Shares of Asiana Airlines fell 5.8 percent, after one of its jets crash landed in San Francisco over the weekend. Investigators are still combing through the wreckage of the flight for more clues into the incident, which killed 2 people.

US officials say the plane was flying significantly under speed when it hit the runway seawall. Dozens of people were injured and some are reportedly in critical condition.

The airline says the pilot who was landing the Boeing 777 was "in training" on that aircraft. He had 43 hours experience flying the long range aircraft, and this was his first attempt at landing a 777 at San Francisco.

Of the 291 passengers on the flight, 141 were Chinese, including the two teenagers who were killed. The tragedy is the first fatal accident involving a Boeing 777 since it entered service in 1995.

The South Korean carrier has had two other deadly crashes in its 25-year history.

Li Sixuan, from CNBC's Asia headquarters.

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