Lead flight attendant Yoon-hye Lee in Asian Airlines Flight 214 hailed a hero
Passengers say Lee carried people twice her size
Last Updated: 154 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The lead flight attendant of the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport is being hailed as a hero.
Passengers said she helped many of them evacuate the burning plane and made sure nobody was left behind.
"I had to hurry, I couldn't think of danger to myself," Yoon-hye Lee told reporters during a news conference.
According to ABC News, some passengers reported seeing Lee carrying people on her back to safety – even those twice her size.
"She was so tiny and skinny, I couldn't believe how powerful, how strong she was," passenger Eugene Rah told ABC News. "She was helping other flight attendants and even outside of the plane, even after she got outside the plane, just running around … without any fear, she was being brave."
The San Francisco Fire Chief described Lee as being composed after the crash and that he thought she came from the terminal, according to ABC News.
"She was a hero in my mind," said Fire Chief Joanne Hayes White.
To help a frightened child go down the slide, Lee put him on her back and got him out of the plane.
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