December 13, 2013
Passenger Benjamin Levy took this photo of fellow passengers from Asiana Airlines flight 214, many with their luggage, on the tarmac just moments after the plane crashed July 6 at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. According to an investigative report released Wednesday, the Asiana Airlines captain who crashed the airplane in July told investigators he was “very concerned” about attempting a visual approach because the runway’s automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction. The jet crash landed after approaching low and slow in an accident that left three dead and more than 200 injured, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The investigative report was released at the start of a daylong NTSB hearing into the accident.
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New details about the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet have renewed questions about whether a culture of strict deference to more-senior pilots can compromise air safety.
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