Injuries to one of the two teenage passengers killed when Asiana Flight 214 crash landed are consistent with her being run over, according to San Francisco’s fire chief.
SFGate adds that an autopsy is being conducted for further evaluation.
Chief Joanne Hayes-White said Sunday the unidentified 16-year-old girl, who was found near the evacuation slide near the left wing, could have been run over by “one of our vehicles…or another vehicle. That could have been something that happened in the chaos. It will be part of our investigation,” SFGate noted.
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Hayes-White said that a runway video recording of the first seconds of the crash could help unravel what occurred. “Part of it was pretty good vantage point,” she said.
San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said the girl did not appear to suffer extensive burns.
The other girl appears to have died from injuries suffered when she was ejected about the time the tail of Boeing 777 hit the runway, he said. Autopsies, Foucrault said, were being conducted Sunday afternoon.
“The examination will determine the cause of her death – whether it was related to aircraft crash or another incident,” he said. “At this point, we don’t know.”
The dead girls, Ye Meng Yuan and Wang Lin Jia, were from China coming to the U.S. to visit Stanford University and then attend a three-week summer camp at a Christian school in the San Fernando Valley community of West Hills, officials said. [...]
“It breaks my heart that two 16-year-old girls lost their lives,” she said. “I want to make sure that, just for everyone’s closure, that the investigation is complete. The coroner will come to his conclusion.”
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