Officials have identified the four people who died in the December 8, 2008 F-18 plane crash in San Diego as Young Mi Yoon, 36; her two daughters 15-month-old Grace and 2-month-old Rachel and mother 60-year-old Suk Im Kim. The only surviving member of the family is Yoon’s husband, Dong Yun Yoon, who was at work when the accident happened. Our source for this blog is this Associated Press news report.
One day after the heartbreaking tragedy that wiped out his entire family, Yoon held a press conference feet away from his destroyed home, asking people in the community for advice about what to do next. He asked guidance from people who have suffered “more terrible things.” The Associated Press article quoted Yoon as saying: “Please tell me how to do it. I don’t know what to do.”
It breaks your heart to read about how Yoon forgives the Marine pilot who crashed into his house. The pilot was able to eject safely from the plane right before the crash. I wrote a blog about what Yoon could do to protect his legal rights after being hit by this terrible tragedy. Surviving family members have a lot to deal with. In this case, Yoon is dealing first and foremost with burying four of his beloved family members. He is dealing with the loss of the house he recently moved into and the loss of all his material possessions.
Obviously, it is not only a tough time for him emotionally, but also financially.
Once again, I would urge Yoon to consult a reputed Southern California personal injury attorney who will offer him the guidance he needs through this very difficult time. The investigation into this incident is bound to be complicated and will involve multiple government agencies. Yoon will also be dealing with insurance companies to recover some of what he has lost in this catastrophic crash. He needs a skilled personal injury lawyer who will stay with him every step of the way and fight vigorously to protect and uphold his legal rights. It is critical that Yoon gets legal representation immediately.