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January 15, 2014

Video: New helmet cam shows Asiana victim on ground

SAN FRANCISCO — A newly released video shows firefighters being warned more than once about the location of a teenage victim of the Asiana plane crash before she was run over twice by responding fire trucks.

CBS San Francisco reported that 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan was one of three people to die in the crash at San Francisco International Airport 304 others survived. It was later determined by a coroner that she was still alive when she was run over twice by firefighting rigs, according to the report.

In the helmet cam video, several firefighters are seen and heard warning others about the location of the girl who was thrown from the plane during the crash landing. The video shows about 15 minutes after a fire truck driver was first alerted to the girl's location on the ground. He then ran her over, according to the report. The video also shows another truck drove over Ye's body minutes later.

Her family is suing the city of San Francisco, claiming that the rescuers were reckless and poorly trained, according to the report.

“What the family wants is accountability,” family attorney Justin Green told CBS News. “They want to know why weren’t the firefighters trained, why weren’t the supervisors certified and why hasn’t the fire department come clean about what happened?


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