Asiana 214: New Questions Emerge as Asiana Announces Changes

As the NTSB closed its on site phase of the investigation with the conclusion of on site interviews and removal and storage of the wreckage, several important questions have emerged, including: Whether the pilots increasing reliance on automatic controls has eroded their ability to fly manually; Whether Asiana 214 pilots placed too much reliance on [...]

July 16th, 2013|Aviation Accidents, SF Plane Crash|0 Comments

The Last Minute of Asiana 214

A time line of this preventable tragedy has emerged from the briefings of Deborah Hersman of the NTSB.As of July 12, 2013, the time lines’ key events include the following; --At 1400 feet, the instructor pilot Lee Jeong-min realized they were slightly high relative to the recommended height and set the rate of descent to [...]

July 12th, 2013|Aviation Accidents, SF Plane Crash|0 Comments

Asiana 214 Crash Update; Pilots, Approach, and No Alcohol or Drug Tests

There were four pilots on board the plane as it approached SFO.  On long haul flights, they take turns flying.  One was sitting in the passenger seats, another relief pilot was in a jump seat in the cockpit, and two were sitting in the front.  Lee Kang-guk, who was at the controls during the crash, [...]

July 10th, 2013|Aviation Accidents, SF Plane Crash|0 Comments

Asiana Flight 214: Questions about ILS and Lack of Training Continue

In the aftermath of a horrific crash that occurred at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] is continuing its intense investigation into why the accident occurred and what preventative measures can be taken to avert further aviation disasters.  What has been revealed preliminarily has raised serious questions as [...]

July 9th, 2013|Aviation Accidents, SF Plane Crash|0 Comments