An Asiana Airlines 777 from Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Saturday, July 6, killing two people and leaving several injured.
A recording of the airport's
air-traffic controllers provided by FlightAware.com, a website that tracks
flights, had the controllers assuring the crew that "emergency vehicles
are responding. We have everyone on their way."
Early speculation centered on a problem with the airliner’s tail
section, but quickly turned to the flight crew when it was learned that one of the crew, though a highly experienced pilot, was relatively new to the 777.
As a pilot with 3,500 hours in my log book, I thought that inexperience in a particular type of aircraft was an unlikely reason for the crash, so I was very pleased when my wife shared this artilce with me (read it here). The author, a commercial pilot. makes some excellent points about the plane, experience, and the mainstream media's rush to judgment.
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