Video from Asiana crash rescue effort shows girl overlooked
SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - A video obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper shows that the supervisor directing the firefighting effort at an airport crash site was not told that a teenage girl was on the ground until after she was mistakenly run over and killed by a fire truck, the paper said on Monday.
The video, which the Chronicle obtained from an undisclosed source, was taken from a camera mounted on the helmet of a San Francisco Fire Department battalion chief and turned over to investigators who are probing the death of Ye Meng Yuan, a 16-year-old passenger who survived the initial crash-landing but later died on the runway.
The battalion chief who arrived at the crash scene and took charge was not immediately told that crash survivor Ye had been found near the plane, leaving him powerless to prevent her death, the Chronicle reported.
The newspaper did not post the video online but published still frames of the footage.