Asiana Says Pilot Of Crashed Plane Had No Experience Landing 777 At SFO

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN Wire) — The pilot of the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco on Saturday was making his first landing with a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport, the airline said on Sunday night.

But it wasn’t his first time flying to San Francisco.

Asiana Says Pilot Of Crashed Plane Had No Experience Landing 777 At SFO

The pilot, Lee Kang-gook, had flown from Seoul to SFO several times between 1999 and 2004, the airline said.

He has also clocked 43 hours flying a Boeing 777.

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