Several people aboard Asiana Airlines Flight 214 have said at least one of the Boeing 777′s evacuation chutes opened inside the cabin rather than outside the jet after it crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport, federal investigators said Tuesday.
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.
A pilots’ union issued a statement Tuesday criticizing the National Transportation Safety Board for the way the agency is releasing information about the crash at San Francisco International Airport Saturday.
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.
There have been 12 commercial airline crashes at San Francisco International Airport since it opened in 1927. But one disaster stands out as eerily similar to Saturday’s deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 — it’s a November 22, 1968 crash.
Part of the tail section of an Asiana jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport was found in the waters of San Francisco Bay, and debris from the seawall was carried several hundred feet down the runway, a federal official said Monday.
The first image from inside the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport was released by federal investigators Sunday, showing the level of damage done.
A proposal released by the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday to lower the legal blood-alcohol limit to .05 percent was met with mixed reaction in the Bay Area and nationwide.
All-Nippon Airways has canceled until Feb. 18 all flights to Tokyo from Mineta San Jose International Airport as it continues to ground its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the United States and Japan.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner battery that caught fire earlier this month shows evidence of short-circuiting and a chemical reaction known as “thermal runaway,” in which an increase in temperature causes progressively hotter temperatures, federal accident investigators said Thursday.