Investigators trying to piece together what went wrong will consider a report about a blinding light flash and the pairing of the pilots, who were assigned to work together through a tightly regulated system developed after several deadly crashes in the 1980s were blamed in part on inexperience in the cockpit.
Investigators are trying to understand whether automated cockpit equipment Asiana flight 214′s pilots said they were relying on to control the airliner’s speed may have contributed to the plane’s dangerously low and slow approach just before it crashed.
Four Asiana Airlines Flight 214 passengers remained in critical condition Wednesday at two Bay Area hospitals that took in the majority of patients after the plane crashed on Saturday.
Forty-two flights coming into or heading out of San Francisco International Airport have been canceled Wednesday, as air traffic is operating on only three of the airport’s four runways while the investigation into Saturday’s deadly plane crash on Runway 28L continues.
Airline officials said four Korean passengers had family members arrived late Tuesday, while five additional Korean families are heading to the Bay Area Wednesday.
Federal investigators said Asiana Flight 214′s landing gear hit a seawall before the tail of the plane during a weekend crash at SFO. The NTSB said it had also learned that the commanding pilot of the crashed jet was on his first trip as a flight instructor.
Asiana Airlines President Yoon Young-doo arrived in San Francisco from South Korea on Tuesday, fighting his way through a pack of international journalists outside airport customs.
THE SFPD said its hit-and-run unit has now taken over investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl who may have been run over by a fire vehicle following the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.
There were 84 cancellations and delays of over an hour Monday at San Francisco International Airport as one of the four runways remained closed because of the deadly Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash Saturday.
We have more information about the men in the cockpit during Saturday’s crash of Asiana flight 214, and many in the aviation industry are asking what role culture played in that cockpit.