San Francisco Apparatus that Killed Plane Crash Victim Lacked Sensor

According to a report, San Francisco International Airport officials had purchased heat-sensing equipment that experts say might have prevented the death of an Asiana Airlines passenger killed by a fire truck.

Ye Meng Yuan was covered with fire retardant foam when she was hit by at least one of the airport’s fire rigs shortly after Asiana Flight 214 crashed on July 6.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the older model vehicle that hit her did not have forward-looking infrared imaging technology that is now required by federal law. Other rigs at SFO are equipped with the technology.

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