Thankfully, flying in a commercial airplane is safer than ever — but, unfortunately, accidents still happen. Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia died when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed in San Francisco. Both of these 16-year-old girls were from Zhejiang, China.
Scroll down to see 9 pictures of Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, who died much too young.
The pair were reportedly sitting in the back of the plane and their bodies were found on the runway. They attended Jiangshan Middle School and family and friends are remembering them as smart, ambitious girls who were full of life. We send our sincere R.I.P. thoughts.
Here are the images — be sure to click “Next” to see all nine.