Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Asiana Crash: Trouble At 500 Feet

The pilot in charge of landing the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco tried to correct its course when he saw it was off centre and too low as it approached the runway at an altitude of 500 feet (150 metres), the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday.
"At about 500 feet, he realised that they were low," NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman told reporters, describing the failed last-second attempts to avoid Saturday's disaster. "Between 500 and 200 feet (60 metres), they had a lateral deviation and they were low. They were trying to correct at that point."
The crash of the Asiana 777 killed two teenage Chinese passengers and injured more than 180 others.

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