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Expert: Pilots of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 'Have a Lot of Explaining To Do'

SAN FRANCISCO, July 8 (UPI) -- The pilots of the jetliner that crashed in San Francisco came in "too low, too slow," one expert said and another said they "have a lot of explaining to do."

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul crash-landed at San Francisco's airport Saturday, killing two teenage passengers and injuring scores of other passengers and crew members.

Federal investigators said Sunday the Boeing 777's throttles were set to idle and the aircraft, with 307 passengers and crew aboard, was traveling so slowly it nearly stalled before it came down, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary review of the aircraft's flight data and cockpit communications found the veteran pilots tried to abort the landing 7.5 seconds before the crash-landing, the newspaper said.

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  • Sevo||

    So we have two dead, and the cause of that is uncertain. But we'd really like to know what it is in case it can be rectified before others perish, right?
    Well: "the National Transportation Safety Board process will take months, if not years, to complete, with investigators following strict policy and procedures outlined in thick manuals, with multiple appendices."
    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/.....651385.php
    Now, no one wants to *jump* to conclusions, but ya know, I'm pretty sure we'd all be better off if at least we sorta strolled in that direction.

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