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911 tapes suggest slow response by ambulances for some crash survivors

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Even as fire personnel rushed to the burning fuselage of Asiana Flight 214 Saturday, newly released 911 tapes suggest that ambulances were slow to get to some crash survivors who ended up on the tarmac hundreds of feet from the main part of the aircraft. One caller, an apparent crash survivor who with her son walked back to look for fellow passengers who may have been ejected from the plane, can be heard begging for help for a bleeding woman after the plane itself was surrounded by emergency vehicles. “No ambulances on site for this plane crash. Lots of fire engines in the distance; not one ambulance out here on the tarmac.” Listen to tape via Mercury News.

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