New questions arise over 2013 Asiana crash at San Francisco International Airport

  • Source: SF Gate
  • Published: 07/09/2018 12:00 AM

Video footage that surfaced Thursday raised new questions about the San Francisco Fire Department’s response to the Asiana plane crash on July 6, 2013, particularly its handling of a subsequent incident in which a fire rig ran over a 16-year-old girl. “I mean, s— happens, you know?” San Francisco Battalion Chief Mark Johnson appears to say in footage from the camera attached to his helmet, according to a report published late Thursday by ABC7 investigative reporter Dan Noyes. The video also presents a timeline marked by one error after another, beginning at 11:36 a.m. the day of the accident when firefighters saw Chinese exchange student Ye Ming Yuan lying on the runway and apparently assumed she was dead, without touching her or moving her out of danger.


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