Footage of Asiana Crash Aftermath Shows Victim

Footage of Asiana Crash Aftermath Shows Victim

On July 6, 2013, the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight landing in San Francisco killed three Chinese teenagers traveling to the U.S. to attend summer camp. The third victim, 16-year-old Ye Mengyuan, survived the flight but then was killed after being run over by a rescue vehicle on the tarmac. Initially a California prosecutor declared the death accidental as her body was covered by fire-fighting foam amid a chaotic scene. But new footage obtained by CBS News shows that other first responders warned fire trucks about her presence as they were driving near the scene. From the Guardian:

The newly released footage has reignited controversy over Ye’s death, which a California prosecutor said was accidental and that the girl’s body was hidden by foam on the runway when she was struck after the crash, which killed three people and injured more than 180.

One video, first released by CBS News late on Tuesday, shows a firefighter pointing to Ye, who appeared motionless in a patch of dry grass without no foam nearby. Another video shows a firefighter flagging down a fire truck headed toward the plane.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop, stop, stop!” the firefighter shouts before the driver stops and opens his door to talk. “There’s a body right there, right in front of you,” the firefighter says. About 15 minutes later Ye was run over, CBS reported. [Source]


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