Local Airport Officials To Review Safety Procedures In Light Of Asiana Crash Survivor Killed By Rescuers
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Airport officials will review safety procedures at Los Angeles International Airport and other area airports in the wake of an Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash survivor who was killed when she was run over by a fire truck.
Los Angeles World Airports spokeswoman Nancy Castles said although safety-related discussions had already started with partner agencies, officials “will certainly review or identify any lessons learned that could be incorporated into our response plans.”
San Mateo County Coroner Robert J. Foucrault officially confirmed Friday that 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan, who was among three people who died in the July 6 accident at San Francisco International Airport, passed away as a result of “multiple blunt injuries that are consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle.”
The teen was still alive and covered in fire retardant foam when she suffered those injuries, said Foucrault.
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