Asiana Airlines Boeing 747 Passengers’ 9-1-1 Calls for Help to California Highway Patrol

Passengers on the plane that crashed in San Francisco called 911, begged for help, and said ambulances weren’t coming fast enough. San Francisco officials say ambulances could not come too close out of concern that the plane would explode.

The 911 calls were released by the California Highway Patrol late Wednesday.

Female passenger: “We’ve been down on the ground, I don’t know, 20 minutes, a half-hour,” one woman said in a call to 911. “There are people waiting on the tarmac with critical injuries. We’re almost losing a woman here. We’re trying to keep her alive …”

“We just crashed-landed on the airline and it looks like help’s coming, but not too many ambulances,” one caller said.

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