Monday, August 5, 2013

Low and Slow - Asiana Airlines Flight 214

This is one of the first and most important things you learn in flight training when learning to land - don't get low and slow!

Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was a scheduled transpacific passenger flight from Incheon, South Korea, that crashed on final approach to San Francisco International Airport in the United States on July 6, 2013. Of the 307 people aboard the Boeing 777, two passengers died at the crash scene (one from being run over by an airport crash tender), and a third died in a hospital several days later. One hundred and eighty-one others were injured, 12 of them critically. Among the injured were three flight attendants who were thrown onto the runway while still strapped in their seats when the tail section broke off after striking the seawall short of the runway.
Neither the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) nor the South Korean Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board has issued a preliminary report; both have held multiple press briefings to provide facts.

Video:  Animated reconstruction of Asiana Flight 214

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