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Asiana crash victim was killed by fire vehicle on SFO runway

The Federal Aviation Administration says an Asiana Airlines plane crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013.
July 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A coroner has determined that one of the teens in the Asiana Airlines plane crash had survived, only to be struck and killed on the runway by a fire vehicle.

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office listed the cause of death for 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan as multiple blunt injuries consistent with being run over by vehicles.

Flight 214 collided with a rocky seawall just short of the runway at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, killing three girls and injuring dozens.

Police said the runway was covered with fire-retardant foam that rescuers had sprayed on the burning wreckage.

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said she does not see disciplinary action against the driver, calling it a "a tragic accident."

"There's not a lot of words to describe how sorry we feel, how badly we feel about it," Hayes-White said.


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