NTSB Investigators Examining If Faulty Equipment Contributed To Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash

by | October 11th, 2013

October 11, 2013

Each year, aviation accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths, along with millions of dollars in damages. One of the most common causes of these accidents is faulty or improperly maintained equipment on an aircraft. The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that such a failure is what experts believe was the cause of the Asiana Airlines crash that occurred earlier this year at the San Francisco International Airport.

A story from ABC News stated Flight 214 crashed in July when the aircraft came in at low speeds, causing the aircraft to crash just short of landing. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are now investigating whether a problem with the aircraft’s autothrottle device may have contributed to the crash.

The possibility arose after one of the three pilots on board the flight stated he thought the aircraft’s speed was being maintained by the device. Although preliminary investigations showed no problems with the plane’s equipment, the NTSB’s team is now looking into whether the autothrottle accidentally disengaged or was not properly engaged to begin with.

A final verdict in the cause of the crash will be announced at a public hearing being held in November.

The law firm’s team of Commercial Aviation Accident Lawyers is hopeful the announcement will bring victims of the crash one step closer to the closure they need and deserve.