Asiana Airlines Plane Crash Update: Plane was Flying too Slow

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By George Hatcher

sanfranciscoRecent documents released by the federal investigators reveal Asiana Airlines’ stance on the San Francisco plane crash that happened on July 6, last year.

The documents are a part of the report submitted by Asiana Airlines to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In the report, the airline has acknowledged that the slow speed of plane was probably a cause of accident, and the irregularities in the Boeing 777-200ER’s autothrottle contributed to some extent. The plane’s navigation equipment was showing the autothrottle to be upholding the set speed, when in fact the equipment had disabled the minimum airspeed protection function of the aircraft.

Boeing has maintained in their report submitted to the NTSB that all the components and functions of the aircraft were working properly and did not contribute to the crash.

The incident happened when the flight was en route from Taipei to San Francisco. Three lives were lost while 200 were injured.

Recently Asiana Airlines admitted the pilot was flying too slowly.

The post is an update of:
Breaking News: Asiana Airlines Crash in San Francisco
NTSB Issues Investigative Update on Crash of Asiana Flight 214
Before Crash, Asiana Airlines Told to Revamp
Update on Asiana Crash
Asiana Crash Updated
Asiana Flight 214 Investigative Hearing Postponed
Automated Cockpit Props up Undertrained Pilots

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