Before Crash, Asiana Airlines Told to Revamp

Thursday, July 18, 2013
By George Hatcher


Asiana Flight 214 clipped a sea wall with its tail as it came in to land at the US airport and skidded out of control before catching fire at San Francisco’s international airport on July 6, killing three people and injuring dozens. Two months prior to the accident, South Korea’s transport ministry had requested Asiana Airlines Inc. to review safety measures.

On April 30, the Korean government told Asiana to hire more pilots, engineers and cabin crew, to centralize its safety management system and to set up oversight for aircraft maintenance.

Had Asiana complied with this directive? Did Asiana have adequate training for new pilots? Was the PIC aware of the situation of the SF airport? – South Korea’s Asiana Airlines will be subject of a three-week government investigation. These are some of the questions that the investigation should be covering.

Lee Kang-Kuk, a ten year pilot was 40 hours into his B777 flight training.

The wrecked fuselage of Asiana Airlines flight 214 is sitting in storage at San Francisco International Airport

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