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San Francisco Firefighters Rescued Teen from Plane Crash Before Accidentally Killing Her (Video)

One of the survivors of the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on July 6, 2013 at the San Francisco International airport was 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan.

However, newly-released video footage (below) from the helmet of a rescuer shows that the emergency team failed to help Yuan get away from the plane crash area.

Yuan was accidentally run over by a fire truck and died.

However, the video shows that firefighters knew there was a person lying on the ground near the plane crash.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop, stop, stop! There's a body... there's a body right there. Right in front of you," one of the firefighters tells a truck driver.

Rescuers then run past the Chinese teen without stopping to check her vital signs.

About 15 minutes after the driver was first alerted about Yuan on the ground, he ran her over. A helmet camera shows another truck also drove over Yuan only minutes later, reports CBS News.

San Francisco authorities have long claimed that Yuan was covered in fire retardant foam and could not be seen.

“The video is the best evidence of what happened," Justin Green, a lawyer for Yuan's family, told CNN. "It shows at least five firefighters who saw her, who understood she was there and none of them did the basic steps to check if she was alive.”

The video was reportedly obtained by a person close to Yuan's family. The San Francisco Fire Department has not commented on the video.

Sources: CNN and CBS News


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