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Report: Chinese girl fatally struck after Asiana plane crash was hit by 2 separate fire trucks

Mike O'Donnell, FAA, Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards AAS-1, left, speaks with Assistant Deputy Chief Dale Carnes, San Francisco Fire Department, as they take their seats on a panel for a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigative hearing in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, on the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. The two-dozen witnesses at the hearing include representatives of Asiana, Boeing Co., the Federal Aviation Administration and the Korean government Office of Civil Aviation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 11, 2013 - 3:17 PM

WASHINGTON - Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident's chaotic aftermath.

Authorities in California revealed months ago that 16-year-old Chinese student Ye Meng Yuan was alive on the runway and covered in firefighting foam when she was hit by an emergency vehicle and suffered the multiple blunt injuries that killed her.

But documents released at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing in Washington on Wednesday reveal that the motionless girl was struck twice - once by a fire rig spraying foam and again 11 minutes later by a second truck that was being turned around to fetch more water.

Two other teen girls from China died in the crash.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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