Officials examining the San Francisco plane crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 are currently performing an autopsy to determine if one teenage passenger was run over.
Rescuers found the body of a 16-year-old passenger by the evacuation slide near the left wing of Asiana Flight 214, which crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.
The young girl has not yet been identified. According to San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White, the girl’s injuries were consistent with being run over.
“As it possibly could have happened, based on the injuries sustained, it could have been one of our vehicles that added to the injuries, or another vehicle,” Hayes-White said. “That could have been something that happened in the chaos. It will be part of our investigation.”
Runway footage of the accident will likely aide officials in determining exactly what happened to the plane and passengers at the time of impact.
According to reports, the 16-year-old girl did not appear to be suffering from any type of burns to her body.
The second teenager to die during the San Francisco plane crash appears to have been ejected from the tail of the Boeing 777 as it hit the runway.
Officials are performing autopsies to determine the exact causes of death for all victims of Asiana Flight 214.
Two deceased passengers have been named as Ye Meng Yuan and Wang Lin Jia. Both girls were heading from China to the US where the were set to visit Stanford University and then head off to a three-week long Christian school summer camp.
Passengers aboard the San Francisco plane crash were originating from China, Korea, and the United States.
Executives from Asiana Airlines were quick to release a full apology to the victims and their families.
More information to follow once proper autopsies have been performed and a full investigation has concluded.