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.

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

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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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