Asiana 777 pilot: SFO visual approach landing ‘very stressful’

The pilot at the controls of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 when it crashed in July at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has admitted to investigators he was “very concerned” about his ability to perform a visual approach landing on SFO’s runway 28L. Gang-Guk Lee, a veteran Asiana pilot, was in the midst of a familiarization training period on the Boeing…

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NTSB train crash investigation has lessons for future plane crash investigations

Normally, this site focuses on airline related safety and security events, but the NTSB investigation into the 1 December 2013 fatal derailment of a commuter train in New York is an exception because some of the recent developments in the investigation are quite relevant to how the NTSB would investigate future airline accidents. The NTSB…

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