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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Pilots of an Asiana Airlines plane that crash-landed in San Francisco in July were aware the plane was traveling too slowly and tried to correct it in the final seconds before impact, according to documents released on Wednesday by U.S. aviation safety investigators. The crash on July 6 killed three people and injured more than 180, and was the first fatal commercial airplane crash in the United States since February 2009. The pilot flying the plane said he wasn't sure whether autothrottle was maintaining speed, according to the documents. The low, slow landing caused the plane's tail to hit a seawall short of the runway. The plane spun 330 degrees as it broke apart and caught fire, strewing wreckage along the runway. The National Transportation Safety Board released dozens of detailed documents related to the crash as it opened an investigative hearing into its causes. The hearing, which began on Wednesday, focused