A teenage passenger on the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed at San Francisco International Airport died from injuries sustained after being run over by a motor vehicle, most likely a fire truck at the scene, officials said Friday.
Ye Mengyuan, a 16-year old girl who sat toward the rear of Flight 214, survived the Boeing 777's crash-landing July 6 but died from blunt-force injuries consistent with being run over by an emergency response vehicle, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said.
“Obviously this is very difficult news for us,” Hayes-White said. “We're in the business of saving lives.”
Two other Chinese girls were killed and dozens were injured in the jet crash.
Hayes-White said Ye was struck by at least one specialized firefighting vehicle deployed at SFO, but left open the possibility that she was hit by more than one rig.
The crash remains under investigation.