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California firefighter who ran over Asiana Airline passenger files suit

 Monday, May 12, 2014

 San Jose Mercury News

A veteran San Francisco firefighter who was blamed for running over a teenage passenger who was thrown from the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 is suing her department, alleging she was made a scapegoat for larger failures in responding to the July 6 crash at San Francisco International Airport. Elyse Duckett, a 24-year veteran firefighter who is still with the department and is the longest-serving firefighter at SFO, alleged in a lawsuit Friday that onboard video shows that a 120,000-pound, San Francisco Fire Department Aircraft Rescue Firefighting rig twice ran over 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan before Duckett’s rig ran over the girl. Yet only Duckett’s name, home address and phone number were released to the media by unknown department officials.