SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A San Francisco police officer is among several first responders being called heroes after they worked through thick smoke and leaking jet fuel to rescue passengers on Asiana Flight 214.
The flight, originating from Shanghai, China stopped in Seoul, Korea before it crashed at SFO Airport on Saturday. Police and fire personnel described those fateful moments at a news conference on Monday.
Officer Jim Cunningham, who is stationed at San Francisco International Airport, was recognized by both firefighters and police for his noble efforts.
But when he was asked by reporters if he was a hero, Cunningham replied that he was “just doing my job.”
He heard a Code 3 over his radio Saturday morning — which means’plane crash’ and quickly jumped in his squad car and raced across the tarmac and began assisting firefighters right away. He immediately saw a flight crew standing in a doorway.