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  • New video shows chaotic scene that led to the asiana plane crash victim being run over

    01/16/2014 7:36:13 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 12 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A new video obtained by CBS News shows firefighters being warned more than once about the location of a teenage victim of the Asiana plane crash before she was run over twice by responding fire trucks. 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan was one of three people to die in the crash at San Francisco International Airport 304 others survived. It was later determined by the coroner that she was still alive when she was run over twice by firefighting rigs.
  • A lame reason for not drug-testing Asiana pilots

    12/13/2013 9:07:28 AM PST · by Zhang Fei
    LA Times ^ | July 09, 2013 | Karin Klein
    <p>If a driver were involved in a crash locally and alcohol or drugs could have been an issue, police will usually have the driver tested. It wouldn’t matter if he or she were a tourist from another country, or a visitor here to do some corporate business.</p>
  • Asiana Pilot Set Throttles He Didn’t Understand to Idle

    12/12/2013 11:51:55 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 62 replies
    SF Gate ^ | December 11, 2013 | Alan Levin and Jeff Plungis
    An Asiana Airlines Inc. captain nervous about making a manual landing in San Francisco inadvertently disabled a speed-control system before the plane crashed into a seawall on July 6, documents show. Lee Kang Kuk, a veteran pilot with Seoul-based Asiana who was being trained on the Boeing Co. 777-200ER wide-body, had momentarily adjusted the power without realizing the plane’s computers then assumed he wanted the engines to remain at idle, according to information released today at a U.S. National Transportation Safety Board hearing. The documents, while showing the pilots made errors, raise questions about how auto-throttles on Boeing planes are...
  • Photos of Asiana Flight 214 removal (Bandwidth warning)

    07/31/2013 9:56:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    7-25-2013
    Here are some really good photos of the crashed Boeing 777 known as Asiana Flight 214.These include pics of the interior, exterior, landing gear, engines, and removal and loading process.
  • Asiana Pilot Says a Flash of Light Blinded Him Just Before Landing

    07/10/2013 7:09:15 PM PDT · by knak · 80 replies
    KQED ^ | 7/10/2013 | Katrina Schwartz
    The flying pilot of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 told National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials that he was "blinded" temporarily by a flash of light at 500 feet, or 34 seconds before impact -- about the same time the pilots realized they were flying too low and going too slow. The NTSB doesn't know what caused the flash, and is continuing to investigate. At Wednesday's NTSB briefing, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman released information from the board's investigation. She detailed who was on the crew, the communications between air traffic control and the Asiana pilots, and the plane's evacuation. Evacuation delayed...
  • Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names

    07/15/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 7-15-2013 | SF Gate
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana announced Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline's reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier this month in San Francisco. ------- Asiana has decided to sue KTVU-TV to "strongly respond to its racially discriminatory report" that disparaged Asians, Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin said. She said the airline will likely file suit in U.S. courts. She said the report seriously damaged Asiana's reputation. Asiana decided not to sue the NTSB because it said it was the...
  • Asiana Airlines mulls legal action over TV report

    07/14/2013 6:29:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 14, 2013
    SEOUL, South Korea Asiana Airlines said Sunday its reputation was damaged by a report on a San Francisco TV station that used bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on its plane that crashed earlier this month and is considering legal action.
  • U.S. NTSB apologizes for gaffe over derogatory Asiana pilot names (TOO FUNNY!)

    07/13/2013 1:01:49 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 26 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/13/2013 | Reuters
    The National Transportation Safety Board apologized Friday after an intern mistakenly confirmed to a local television station racially offensive fake names for the pilots of an Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco. “The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6,” the NTSB said in a statement. “Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names...
  • NTSB Intern "Erroneously" Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names to KTVU Station

    07/12/2013 7:55:57 PM PDT · by informavoracious · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2013 | Pamela Engel
    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a statement revealing the source of Friday afternoon's embarassing KTVU hoax -a summer intern for the agency who "acted outside the scope if his authority" and "erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew" on the Asiana plane that crashed in San Francisco.The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, We Tu Low, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.
  • KTVU Flight 214 Epic Fail (reports pilots names Sum Ting Wong, Wi...)

    07/12/2013 3:04:40 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 48 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 7/12/13
    Bay Area news station KTVU just reported that the pilots of Asiana's disastrous flight 214 were the crack team of "Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and "Bang Ding Ow." Despite the names obviously being just a bunch of racist jokes, KTVU, which has since apologized for the report, claims in a statement given to Gawker—and read on the air—that an NTSB official confirmed the names to them earlier today. EARLIER IN THE NEWSCAST WE GAVE SOME NAMES OF PILOTS INVOLVED IN THE ASIANA AIRLINES CRASH. THESE NAMES WERE NOT ACCURATE DESPITE AN N-T-S-B OFFICIAL IN WASHINGTON...
  • Low-down on Korean pilots (re Asiana crash)

    07/10/2013 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 48 replies
    Professional Pilots Rumour Network ^ | 9th Jul 2013, 19:53 | Expat trainer
    After I retired from UAL as a Standards Captain on the -400, I got a job as a simulator instructor working for Alteon (a Boeing subsidiary) at Asiana. When I first got there, I was shocked and surprised by the lack of basic piloting skills shown by most of the pilots. It is not a normal situation with normal progression from new hire, right seat, left seat taking a decade or two. One big difference is that ex-Military pilots are given super-seniority and progress to the left seat much faster. Compared to the US, they also upgrade fairly rapidly because...
  • No drug, alcohol testing done on crew after crash

    07/10/2013 3:10:37 PM PDT · by oxcart · 15 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/10/13 | Kevin Robillard
    U.S. authorities couldn’t perform drug or alcohol tests on the four pilots who were aboard Asiana Flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport — a lapse that will complicate efforts to figure out why they were seemingly unaware that the plane was coming in too slowly and too low. Those were the latest revelations Tuesday from National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Debbie Hersman, who said her agency and the Federal Aviation Administration couldn’t legally requirethe crew of the South Korea-based airline to submit to testing after the crash. That decision is left to the airline’s home country....
  • Crew to speak about Asiana crash in San Francisco

    07/10/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT · by oxcart · 5 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Flight attendants from the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed over the weekend are expected to speak about the ordeal. A news conference has been scheduled at San Francisco International Airport for Wednesday afternoon. At least one crew member already has spoken to reporters.
  • BREAKING Knife Story: Asiana Passengers Almost Burned To Death Waiting For Box Cutters

    07/10/2013 7:53:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    The Truth About Knives ^ | July 8, 2013 | Chris Dumm
    Reports indicate that passengers aboard crashed Asiana Flight 214 were trapped by their seatbelts while the Boeing 777 burned around them. If only someone had a knife to cut them free, even a small pocketknife… But nobody had any kind of knife, because knives aren’t allowed on flights that land or originate in the United States. So what happened? ... police officers on the ground threw utility knives up to crew members so they could cut the seat belts of those who remained trapped as rescue crews removed the injured. You read that correctly: passengers were trapped in the burning...
  • Korean Air Disaster

    07/10/2013 6:34:11 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 29 replies
    E-Mail | 7/10/2013 | Pilot Instructor
    Old time freepers will know that I am a retired airline/military pilot of 40 years experience. Guys like us stay in touch and swap experiences. It is how we learned as youngsters and how we stayed alive into retirement. This revelation is nothing new to those of us who have been around the pattern a few times. Nothing new at all. Read it and make your own decision.
  • Veteran pilot flew crashed jet

    07/07/2013 8:55:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Korea Times ^ | July 7, 2013 | By Kim Tae-gyu
    The Asiana Airlines’ Boeing 777, which crash-landed in San Francisco Saturday claiming two lives and injuring over a hundred, was flown by one of the best qualified and most experienced pilots at Korea’s No. 2 carrier. A source familiar with the issue said Sunday that the 49-year-old, Lee Jeong-min, had more than 25 years experience flying both military fighters and large-sized commercial aircraft. “In the Air Force, Lee was selected to fly the F-4 because he was one of the best fighter pilots with the F-5 which all Korean fighter pilots start with. After serving in the military for 10...
  • Asiana Flight 214 flight data

    07/08/2013 7:37:00 PM PDT · by justlurking · 102 replies
    FlightAware ^ | 2013-07-08 | JustLurking
    I used the data for Asiana Flight 214 from FlightAware to create a series of graphs to help Freepers understand how the approach to landing deviated from the expected behavior. This data is collected from the FAA computer systems. The location data is either calculated by the FAA radar or reported by the aircraft transponder. The altitude is reported by the aircraft transponder. The ground speed and vertical descent rate is most likely reported by the aircraft's Mode S transponder, but it's possible these were computed by the radar system. This first graph is a plot of the latitude/longitude in...
  • Flight attendant sensed plane was in trouble, 'felt a bang'

    07/08/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 18 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | Jack Chang and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press
    The evacuation of Asiana flight 214 began badly. Even before the mangled jetliner began filling with smoke, two evacuation slides on the doors inflated inside the cabin instead of outside, pinning two flight attendants to the floor. Cabin manager Lee Yoon-hye, apparently the last person to leave the burning plane, said crew members deflated the slides with axes to rescue their colleagues, one of whom seemed to be choking beneath the weight of a slide. It was just one of the moments of drama described Sunday by Lee of a remarkable evacuation that saved 305 of the 307 people on...
  • Pilot was attempting his first Boeing 777 landing at San Francisco airport, airline says

    07/08/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-8-2013 | FoxNews
    Asiana Airlines said Monday that the pilot in control of the Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco Saturday had little experience flying that type of plane and was landing one for the first time at that airport. Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin told the Associated Press Monday that Lee Gang-guk was trying to get used to the 777 during Saturday's crash landing. She says the pilot had nearly 10,000 hours flying other planes, including the Boeing 747, but had only 43 hours on the 777. Hyomin told Reuters that co-pilot Lee Jeong-min has 3,220 hours of flying experience with the...
  • Coroner: Officials probing if rescuers ran over San Francisco plane crash victim

    07/07/2013 6:18:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 7, 2013
    A San Francisco-area coroner whose office received the bodies of two teenage victims of the Asiana plane crash says officials are conducting an autopsy to determine if one of the girls was run over and killed by a rescue vehicle. San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault says Sunday that senior San Francisco Fire Department officials notified him and his staff at the crash site on Saturday that one of the 16-year-olds may have been struck on the runaway. Foucrault says an autopsy he expects to be completed by Monday will involve determining whether the girl's death was caused by injuries...