Fire Officials: CA Plan Crash Victim May Have Been Run Over by Apparatus

Fire officials said Monday that one of the victims killed in a plane crash over the weekend at San Francisco (CA) International Airport may have been struck by a fire apparatus.

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White and Assistant Deputy Chief Dale Carnes both raised the possibility at a news conference with first responders, according to an Associated Press report (

The plane, a Boeing 777 from Asiana Airlines, touched down tail-first and crashed just short of the runway on Saturday.

The majority of people on the plane survived the crash, though several were critically injured. Two teenage girls were killed.

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For more on airport rescue and firefighting, consider Planning for ARFF and Mutual Aid, Crash Course for the Airport Firefighter, and Considerations for Chief Officers Responding to Airport Crashes.

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