My gut tells me that "pilot error" will not be the final conclusion. I'm going with some kind of equipment failure.
I don't thinks so...I didn't hear that and in fact if they were having issues with the aircraft a full minute or two prior to landing, there would have been much more radio chatter from those in the cockpit to ATC. They would have made this very clear to the tower, since landing is critical, as opposed to cruising at altitude.
Very unlikely as we’ve already heard tidbits from the NTSB that indicate the plane performed normally.
“National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said Sunday that it was too early to say whether pilot error or mechanical failure were to blame.
But she said there was no evidence of problems with the flight or the landing until 7 seconds before impact, when the crew tried to increase the plane’s speed and the plane responded normally. The control tower was not alerted to any plane issues.”
Yahoo news report.