SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A new report is challenging the conclusions about how a victim of the Asiana Airlines plane crash at San Francisco International Airport died.
The report filed with the National Transportation Safety Board by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and released Wednesday claims there is evidence that firefighters did not run over and kill a teenage crash victim, and that she was already dead from the crash.
The report acknowledges the city’s firefighters ran over 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan – twice – after she had been ejected from the plane in the crash on July 6. But the city attorney adamantly denies she was still alive at the time of those rollovers.
The report disputes what the San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said previously, that she was alive at the time she received multiple blunt force injuries consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle.
The city attorney report indicated Foucrault found “no dust, dirt, debris, or fire fighting foam in the trachea or lung tissues of the deceased.” If she were alive, according to the report, she would have breathed in one or more of those items.