Eugene Anthony Rah, a 46-year-old hip hop concert producer and naturalized U.S. citizen, snapped this picture with his iPhone, minutes after he evacuated Asiana flight 214.
One tiny woman, who he said is flight attendant Ji-yeon Kim, stood out to him, because she was helping the injured, “carrying people piggyback” who couldn’t walk. Tears were streaming down her face, he said, as she helped clear the plane only minutes before flames engulfed the passenger cabin.
He copied her name off her uniform nametag, he said, because “she was a hero.”
She’s the woman furthest to the left in the photo above, he said.
Asiana said Ms. Kim, born in 1982, joined the company in 2007 after interning for a year, and received a service award from the company in 2010.
The airline said that among 12 cabin crew on the plane, seven fainted after the hard landing, while five helped guide passengers to exits — including Ms. Kim. Asiana also said the five crew members were the last people to exit the plane after helping to evacuate the 300 passengers and seven other cabin crew members.