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Video shows firefighters saw Asiana crash victim before hitting, killing her

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According to Fox News on Thursday, video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft and even warned a colleague, but two fire trucks subsequently ran over an injured passenger.

The video first aired on CBS News Tuesday and was released to NBC News Wednesday. According to an attorney for her family, it shows 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan lying in the grass before she was hit.

In the footage, one firefighter tried to stop an emergency vehicle racing toward the scene.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop, stop, stop! There's a body ... there's a body right there. Right in front of you," the firefighter told the driver.

What's not clear from the video is why rescuers didn't try to move or clearly mark the presence of the person on the ground during the chaotic aftermath of the July 6 crash at San Francisco International Airport.

A coroner said Yuan died when she was struck by a truck in the wake of the July 6 crash at San Francisco International Airport.

An autopsy determined the girl was still alive when the plane crashed, but died from "multiple blunt injuries that are consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle."

San Francisco's fire chief, Joanne Hayes-White, explicitly banned firefighters from using helmet-mounted video cameras after images from such a recording of the Asiana Airlines crash scene first became public.

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