January 15th, 2014
05:11 AM ET

Plane crash victim spotted before run over

Teenager Ye Meng Yuan didn't die from a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport last July. She actually survived the impact - only to die shortly later after a fire truck ran over her.

Now, newly released video obtained by CBS suggests emergency workers saw Ye's injured body on the ground before she was fatally struck - challenging earlier claims that she was accidentally run over because she may have been covered in firefighting foam.

In the footage, one firefighter tried to stop an emergency vehicle racing toward the scene.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop, stop, stop! There's a body ... there's a body right there. Right in front of you," the firefighter told the driver.


Filed under: Air travel • Travel • U.S.
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. MI Snowman

    We'll be hearing about the lawsuit against the fire dept soon, I'm sure.

    January 15, 2014 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    True @ MI Snowman, and im sure that driver has had nightmares ever since that day! Im equally sure if he couldve avoided hitting her he certainly wouldve! Evil people dont generally make careers out of saving lives!

    January 15, 2014 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    This article is irresponsible to say the least. The one statement "challenging earlier claims that she was "accidently" run over" makes it sound like the driver saw an opportunity to add to the injuries, and took it. Like chrissy said, I'm sure he has nightmares over what happened. It needs to be taken into consideration al the commotion that was in place that night. Don't make this man a scapegoat.

    January 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And good morning chrissy and MI Snowman.

      January 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Not is this a new story; I knew this back in July...a tragedy, nonetheless.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Good afternoon to you also @ bobcat. And exactly. People just gotta go to the extreme always.

    January 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    Hello bobcat(iah) and Miss chrissy. Long time no post. I am glad to see some of the crew still here. I think also if he could have avoided the young woman he would have.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Why was my post blocked! Nice to see you, Mama and others.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Last time I was on I did see that chrissy and banasy had given out a shout out to console me about the Cardinals. I did post something but I was rejected that day.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Wow, it's that been that long? Whoa. Welcome back!

      January 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Thank you. I lost a niece to cancer in Oct. Been mired in wallowing in hurt. Did not want to be a Debbie Downer, especially with bobcat.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oh, I'm so sorry, Mama. My condolences.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Thank you banasy, she was a great vivacious humorous gal and a great mom of 2.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I know you will be a source of comfort for her children.

      January 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    Hello banasy, what is with the lady coming up in everyones post? You can make $467 a day from home, what? I is in everyones post except banasy's.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What?? Of course I'm looking from my phone....

      January 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Just showed up in your too. I am going to go back out of here and come back in. It shows up in blue like your name does.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That's so freaking strange!

      January 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Woohoo! Helloooo @ mama! So very, very nice to see you! Youve been missed very much!

    January 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Think of you guys often. Glad to catch you on here, first try and no blocks yet.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    Okay gotta go being blocked.

    January 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    WHAT possible reason do you have for blocking us now @ cnn? Keeping you awake?

    January 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Hmm just cant appear to be sympathetic i guess? I do emthasize with you @ mama. More than you know!

    January 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    And @ banasy idk if you go on the ticker blog but it appears that mama has an twin. Her name is Dominican mama 4 obama and i swear theyre twins!

    January 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @chrissy: I've read her before. She reminds me a lot of our Mama.

      January 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Oops meant to say an "identical" twin.

    January 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lmao too funny! Remind you of Dennis Rodman drinking doesn't it? Lmao!

    January 15, 2014 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
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