NTSB Evaluating Cause Of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash

by | July 8th, 2013

July 8, 2013

This past Saturday, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed on a landing approach outside of the San Francisco International Airport, killing two passengers and leaving numerous others injured. Now, investigators are working to determine what caused the Commercial Aviation Accident to occur.

Data indicates that as the flight was making its final approach to the landing strip, the Boeing 777 was coming in too low and slow, causing the tail of the aircraft to strike the runway. The airplane then skid out of control before coming to a halt in a field.

Now, investigators are working to determine what may have potentially caused the crash landing. The airline has already issued a public apology for the incident, saying that the pilot operating the plane at the time of the crash was still in training and was landing the Boeing aircraft for the first time. Furthermore, the aircraft’s crew may have not followed requests that the landing attempt be aborted.

According to CBS News, a critical piece of safety technology was not functioning at the airport on the day of the crash. The airport’s “Glide Slope” safety system, which issues warnings to pilots if an aircraft’s trajectory is off during landing, was not functioning at the time the crash occurred.

The Aviation Accident Attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are hopeful it can be determined what caused the crash to help prevent a similar incident from occurring again.