Crash Investigators Probe Entire Asiana Flight Crew

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Crash Investigators Probe Entire Asiana Flight Crew

The National Transportation Safety Board is focusing its attention on the entire flight crew involved in the Asiana Airlines crash, not just the pilot who was landing the plane.

The Boeing 777 was flying "significantly below" landing speed and they want to know why no one noticed.

Aviation experts say both the pilot and co-pilot should have seen that something was wrong and aborted the landing.

Experts suggest the pilots may have been relying on automated systems and didn't notice the drop in airspeed.

The pilot of the plane was inexperienced with Boeing 777s and had never landed that type of plane at the San Francisco airport, Asiana Airlines spokeswoman Lee Hyo-min said Monday at a news conference in Seoul, South Korea.

But his co-pilot was experienced and was supposed to be monitoring him.
Federal investigators have already discovered that the pilot in charge of the flight was not licensed to fly a Boeing 777. He was 11 flights short of the worldwide standard to get licensed, according to company officials.

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