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Asiana Video 'Shows Rescuers Saw Injured Girl'
Video captured by a firefigher's helmet camera at the site a plane crash in San Francisco has shown that rescuers were aware of someone on the ground before she was fatally run over.
The footage shows the chaotic aftermath of the July 6 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport.
The video was obtained from a person close to the family of the girl who was killed, 16-year-old Ye Mengyuan.
Fifteen minutes after the driver of a fire truck was alerted to where she was, the video shows that same truck running over her, according to KPIX-TV, although footage of her being run over was not aired.
The helmet camera shows another truck driving over her minutes after that, the station said.
The San Mateo County Coroner has confirmed that Miss Ye was killed by a fire truck.
Interviews for an ongoing National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) investigation found she had been covered with foam and struck twice.
"At least five firefighters knew of her presence before she was covered in foam, nobody examined her, nobody touched her, nobody protected her, moved her or did anything to take her out of harm's way and then they abandoned her there," said Anthony Tarricone, an attorney for the Ye family.
San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said she could not comment on the video because of the pending litigation.
She confirmed that all video and photographs taken by firefighters at the scene were turned over to the department.
The content was also turned over to attorneys who have filed lawsuits representing victims of the crash, Ms Talmadge said.
In all, 304 of the 307 people aboard the plane survived after the airliner slammed into a seawall at the end of a runway during final approach for landing.
The impact ripped off the back of the plane, threw out three flight attendants and their seats, and scattered pieces of the jet across the runway as it spun and skidded to a stop.
Miss Ye was one of three Chinese teenagers who died. One of the others died during the crash, while the other died later in hospital.
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