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Korean Man loses family
Posted 12/10/08
SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) -- A Korean immigrant who lost his wife, two children and mother-in-law when a Marine Corps jet slammed into the family's house said Tuesday he did not blame the pilot, who ejected and survived.


Dong Yun Yoon said his 15-month-old daughter, Grace, was killed after a military jet crashed into his home.

"Please pray for him not to suffer from this accident," a distraught Dong Yun Yoon told reporters gathered near the site of Monday's crash of an F/A-18D jet in San Diego's University City community.

"He is one of our treasures for the country," Yoon said in accented English punctuated by long pauses while he tried to maintain his composure.

"I don't blame him. I don't have any hard feelings. I know he did everything he could," said Yoon, flanked by members of San Diego's Korean community, relatives and members from the family's church. Watch Yoon discuss relatives' death »

Authorities said four people died when the jet crashed into the Yoon family's house while the pilot was trying to reach nearby Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Another unoccupied house also was destroyed.

Yoon named the victims as his infant daughter Rachel, who was born less than two months ago; his 15-month-old daughter Grace; his wife, Young Mi Yoon, 36; and her 60-year-old mother, Suk Im Kim, who he said had come to the United States from Korea recently to help take care of the children.

Fighting back tears, he said of his daughters: "I cannot believe that they are not here right now."

"I know there are many people who have experienced more terrible things," Yoon said. "But, please, tell me how to do it. I don't know what to do."

Marine Corps authorities said the pilot, whose name was not released, was hospitalized after he parachuted from the jet, and an investigation into the cause of the crash has been launched

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Posted 12/10/08
Omg I live in SD and I just heard about this on the news..

Poor guy!
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Posted 12/10/08
I'm happy this man doesn't start raging and calling up his lawyers over a possible accident.

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Posted 12/10/08
I heard this news also from couple of days ago. I feels bad it was a Korean family's house just crashed by the jet. My prayer will go out to his family.
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Posted 12/10/08
Lets hope he won't become depressed and commit suicide like all the people in the past who went through something like this did...
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Wow, I'm surprised how calmly he's handling it, as oppose to rage about it and file a suit against he aircraft's fabricator (or whoever). More people should be like him.
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Heh fun stuff.
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Posted 12/10/08
i'm surprised he wasn't angry at the pilot....
i hope he's alright now
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Posted 12/10/08
That's harsh
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Posted 12/10/08
thats a really sad story hope he will find happiness again my prayers go out to him
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Dang... i feel bad for him...
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RamenSuup wrote:

Dang... i feel bad for him...


me 2 i hope he'll rcover.............
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well, some people take it well eh?
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Im surprised that he didnt blame the pilot...I feel really bad for that poor man.
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Posted 12/10/08 , edited 12/10/08
so sad D: hope he wont go in depression

Allhailodin: if your trying to be like kinkyhamster then you fail and at least be sorry for the man if your going to post lame comment that's mean don't post it , cause what if this happen to you.. not so funny is it right?
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