New details about the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet have renewed questions about whether a culture of strict deference to more-senior pilots can compromise air safety.
The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and “very concerned” about attempting a visual approach because the runway’s automatic warning systems were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident’s chaotic aftermath.
The National Transportation Safety Board is postponing the beginning of a two-day hearing looking into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at SFO last July.
The National Transportation Safety Board hearings to investigate the crash of Asiana Flight 214 are scheduled for this week, but answers will be limited since the pilots will not be testifying.
A stretch of Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks in Contra Costa County were scheduled to be closed from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the BART accident that killed two workers over the weekend.
The two BART workers who were struck and killed by a train while inspecting the tracks during the second day of a BART strike over the weekend were working under a practice in which they were considered responsible for their own safety, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Tuesday.
The operator of a BART train that struck and killed two workers near the Walnut Creek station on Saturday was in training, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator confirmed Monday afternoon.
The pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, were raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777’s speed may have malfunctioned, an aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash said Tuesday.
Federal transportation officials are investigating whether Asiana Airlines failed to meet legal obligations to help the families of passengers whose flight crash landed at San Francisco International Airport.