Skip to comments.New video shows chaotic scene that led to the asiana plane crash victim being run over
Posted on 01/16/2014 7:36:13 AM PST by armydawg505
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) A new video obtained by CBS News 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. 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 the coroner that she was still alive when she was run over twice by firefighting rigs.
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“Overall, it seems the fire department was disorganized and ill prepared for the crash”
So during all that time with no crashes, they were just screwing around then and not prepping for a disaster? I hope the family sues for millions in 8 figures.
The helmet-cam video I saw was damn strange. At least 2 firefighters knew she was lying on the ground before the trucks arrived. Perhaps they may have been afraid to move her immediately due to injuries, but they knew also the fire trucks were coming and needed to get close to the plane to spray it.
And yet the kid still got run-over.
Seems like serious incompetence to me.
Are all first responers trained to act on emotion and adrenaline? Is triage training going to far? Is respect for life training missing? I don’t get it. I don’t run over dead animal’s if i can possibly avoid it. Why? Because i have a soul. The firefighters seem to be pleading they thought she was dead so they ran over her. Damn. That’s heartless. Especially since doing the job and doing it right did NOT demand rolling over dead,dying teenagers. I just can’t fathom the mind set and culture that would even venture this excuse.
I don’t understand why they wouldn’t place big honking traffic cones with strobe lights near any potential ejected passengers so fire trucks can avoid them.
This IS the same area where how many first responders stood around for an hour watching someone drown by standing in the surf until the tide came in, because “they weren’t trained in water rescue”.
Look for the union label!
At a minimum. Who, if anybody, checked to see if she was alive? Fail on so many levels.
And maybe some yellow tape. They should have protected that body.
Good point. Incompetence reigns apparently.
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