BEIJING -- The three victims of the July 6 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco were teenage girls who attended the same school in eastern China:

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Liu Yipeng, 15, has been described as a standout student in math, physics and essay writing, as well as a fan of video games. Like the other two victims, she was a student at the Jiangshan Middle School in the relatively wealthy eastern province of Zhejiang and had been traveling to the U.S. to attend a summer camp, visit college campuses and do some sightseeing. Such tours are well beyond the means of most Chinese, but have become popular among the newly emerging middle class as a way of improving their children's English and preparing them for possible enrollment in an American college. Photos posted by Liu's friends show her holding a microphone and addressing the camera at her school's student television station. Liu and her schoolmates are examples of China's urban "Post-'90s" generation, born into prosperity and security but likely to be single children who are under intense pressure from parents and teachers to excel academically. Liu died Friday after being hospitalized with severe head and abdominal injuries sustained in the crash.

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Wang Linjia, 16, was a star student in physics and calligraphy and was described by neighbors as quiet, courteous and hardworking. Confident and popular, she would interview her classmates as part of her work as a student reporter and served as class monitor for three years. Her father proudly displayed her calligraphy and artwork on the walls of his office. The final posting on her microblog account read: "Give yourself some affirmation, you're stronger than you think. It's only called youth because it's painful. I always feel like there's not enough time, yet I have no idea where my time goes." Wang was among a group of injured passengers who didn't get immediate medical help. Rescuers didn't spot her until 14 minutes after the crash, finding her along with three flight attendants who were flung onto the tarmac but survived the crash.

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Ye Mengyuan, 16, was a champion athlete who excelled at literature, playing the piano, singing and public speaking. Her given name means "wish come true" in Chinese. Ye was Wang's close friend, and cellphone pictures posted online by friends show the two girls dressed in their school's track suit uniforms, smiling and mugging for the cameras. Local media reports said she had recently won a national aerobics competition and routinely received honors at the school's annual speech contests. Footage released by state broadcaster CCTV after her death showed Ye playing piano at an event earlier this year, dressed in a polka dot skirt with her hair done up in a neat bun. Ye had been badly injured in the crash, then covered on the runway in flame-retardant foam and hit by a fire truck speeding to the crash site. Her exact cause of death wasn't clear.

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  • Fire crews work the crash site of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, John Green)

  • This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • This frame grab from video provided by KTVU shows the scene after an Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/KTVU) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • People at the airport look out at the burning plane (<a href="https://twitter.com/Twitsnoop/status/353591155369312256" target="_blank">photo</a> via Twitsnoop)

  • A fire truck sprays water on Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • A video shows a plume of smoke arising from the 777 jet.

  • ABC News photo

    The top of the plane is a large hole from a fire, evidently.

  • Photo from passenger on board plane

    "I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off," said David Eun on Twitter.

  • <a href="https://twitter.com/mgescuro/status/353589605884383232" target="_blank">Picture of large gray smoke plume</a> via @mgescuro on Twitter

  • A photo from <a href="http://www.ktvu.com/" target="_blank">KTVU-TV</a> shows up close the burned-out plane.

  • <a href="https://twitter.com/DanielleLWells/status/353588752565825536" target="_blank">An eerie photo</a> from Danielle Wells on Twitter.

  • <a href="https://twitter.com/mcc_marilyn/status/353613523567398912" target="_blank">A scary photo</a> from the inside of a nearby plane (via Marilyn McCullough on Twitter)

  • Scary audio from air traffic controllers as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed.

  • NBC appears to have a photo of an explosion happening as the plane crashes, which was <a href="https://twitter.com/wsfa12news/status/353631037441576962" target="_blank">tweeted by WFSA Channel 12</a>.

  • This frame grab from video provided by KTVU shows the scene after an Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/KTVU) MANDATORY CREDIT

  • The tail of Asiana Flight 214 is seen after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

  • An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. There were no immediate reports of casualties and one apparent survivor tweeted a picture of passengers fleeing the plane. Video footage showed the jet, Flight 214 from Seoul, on its belly surrounded by firefighters. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

  • An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. There were no immediate reports of casualties and one apparent survivor tweeted a picture of passengers fleeing the plane. Video footage showed the jet, Flight 214 from Seoul, on its belly surrounded by firefighters. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 6: Traffic backs up on the US Route 101 South after a Boeing 777 airplane crashed landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. A passenger aircraft from Asiana Airlines coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed landed on the runway. No word so far on injuries or deaths. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

  • An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. There were no immediate reports of casualties and one apparent survivor tweeted a picture of passengers fleeing the plane. Video footage showed the jet, Flight 214 from Seoul, on its belly surrounded by firefighters. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 06: A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed while landing. There has been at least two casualties reported. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 06: A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed while landing. There has been at least two casualties reported. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 06: A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crash landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed while landing. There has been at least two casualties reported. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 6: The remains of a Boeing 777 airplane sits on a tarmac after having crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. A passenger aircraft from Asiana Airlines coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed landed while on it's decent. No word so far on injuries or deaths. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 6: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) A Boeing 777 airplane lies burned on the runway after it crashed landed at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. A passenger aircraft from Asiana Airlines coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed landed while on it's landing decent. No word so far on injuries or deaths. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • This photo provided by Wei Yeh shows what a federal aviation official says was an Asiana Airlines flight crashing while landing at San Francisco airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Wei Yeh)

  • This photo provided by Zach Custer shows smoke rising from what a federal aviation official says was an Asiana Airlines flight crashing while landing at San Francisco airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries. (AP Photo/Zach Custer)

  • Emergency responders work at the site of the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, John Green)

  • Smokes rises from Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, John Green)

  • Fire crews work the crash site of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, John Green)

  • This aerial photo shows the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane, right, after it crashed, as another plane approaches at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Planes from various airlines are docked at the terminals after Asiana Flight 214 crashed at the San Francisco International in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Investigators comb the end of a runway at San Francisco International Airport following the crash of Asiana Flight 214 on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 7: In this handout photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, the wreckage of Asiana Airlines flight 214 lies near the runway following yesterday's crash, on July 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The Boeing 777 passenger aircraft from Asiana Airlines coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed landed on the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Two people died and dozens were injured in the crash. (Photo by NTSB via Getty Images)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 7: In this handout photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, oxygen masks hang from the ceiling in the cabin interior of Asiana Airlines flight 214 following yesterday's crash, on July 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The Boeing 777 passenger aircraft from Asiana Airlines coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed landed on the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Two people died and dozens were injured in the crash. (Photo by NTSB via Getty Images)

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 7: In this handout photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators examine the wreckage of Asiana Airlines flight 214 following yesterday's crash, on July 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The Boeing 777 passenger aircraft from Asiana Airlines coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed landed on the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Two people died and dozens were injured in the crash. (Photo by NTSB via Getty Images)

  • People take a photo of the crashed Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport on July 7, 2013. US officials were combing through the wreckage of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 passenger jet in San Francisco as they tried to determine why it crashed onto the runway, killing two people and injuring 182 others, on July 6. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A United Airlines plane readies for take off next to the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Dave Estrada, bottom right, photographs the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 as a United Airlines plane arrives at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 08: Passengers who were involved in the San Fransisco plane crash arrive at Incheon International Airport on July 8, 2013 in Incheon, South Korea. Two people are dead and more than 180 injured after an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 08: Passengers from San Fransisco plane crash arrive at Incheon International Airport on July 8, 2013 in Incheon, South Korea. A Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed while landing. Two fatalities have so far been reported. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 08: Passengers who were involved in the San Fransisco plane crash arrive at Incheon International Airport on July 8, 2013 in Incheon, South Korea. Two people are dead and more than 180 injured after an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 08: Passengers who were involved in the San Fransisco plane crash arrive at Incheon International Airport on July 8, 2013 in Incheon, South Korea. Two people are dead and more than 180 injured after an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • An unidentified family member of one of two Chinese students killed in a crash of Asiana Airlines' plane on Saturday, cries at the Airlines' counter as she and other family members check in a flight to San Francisco at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, Monday, July 8, 2013. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and the two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)