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SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A new video obtained by CBS News shows firefighters being warned more than once about the location of a teenage victim of the Asiana plane crash before she was run over twice by responding fire trucks.

16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan was one of three people to die in the crash at San Francisco International Airport 304 others survived.

It was later determined by the coroner that she was still alive when she was run over twice by firefighting rigs.

Exclusive Raw Video: Rescuers Responding To Asiana Crash

In a helmet cam video CBS News said was obtained by a source close to the victim’s family, several firefighters are seen and heard warning others about the location of the girl who was thrown from the plane during the crash landing.

The video shows about 15 minutes after a fire rig driver was first alerted Ye’s location on the ground, he ran her over. The helmet cam shows another truck also drove over Ye’s body minutes later.

Originally, officials said the girl was run over because she was hidden by firefighting foam.

Her family is suing the city of San Francisco, claiming that the rescuers were reckless and poorly trained.

“What the family wants is accountability,” family attorney Justin Green told CBS News. “They want to know why weren’t the firefighters trained, why weren’t the supervisors certified and why hasn’t the fire department come clean about what happened?”

The San Francisco Fire Department said it could not comment on pending litigation.

Last month, Chief Joanne Hayes-White told KPIX 5: “Our members that day had difficult decisions to make. One was visualizing someone that appeared to be dead versus going onto the burning plane with reports of people that still needed to be rescued.”

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