Third girl aboard Asiana jet dies from injuries
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A girl who was aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed died Friday, the same day authorities confirmed one of the two Chinese teenagers killed in the disaster was hit by a fire truck.
The disclosure about the teen raised the tragic possibility that she could’ve survived the crash only to die in its chaotic aftermath.
No one knows yet whether the two teens lived through the initial impact at the San Francisco airport. But police and fire officials confirmed Friday that 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan was hit by a fire truck racing to extinguish the blazing Boeing 777.
Her friend 16-year-old Wang Linjia was among a group of passengers who didn’t get immediate medical help. Rescuers didn’t spot her until 14 minutes after the crash.
The other girl, also from China, died Friday morning after being in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital since the accident last Saturday.