Did the pilots survive flight 214?
Among the seriously injured were four 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. It was the first fatal crash of a Boeing 777 since the aircraft type entered service in 1995….Asiana Airlines Flight 214.
What happened to the pilots of Asiana flight 214?
Pilots botched the approach and landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco nearly a year ago, causing a crash that killed three people and injured 187 others, U.S. safety investigators concluded on Tuesday.
Why did Asiana flight 214 crash in San Francisco?
Asiana flight 214 struck a seawall just short of the runway, which sent the plane spinning and skidding, after which a fire broke out. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Pilot mismanagement and confusion caused Asiana Flight 214 to crash in San Francisco last year, US accident investigators concluded Tuesday.
When did Asiana Airlines retire flight number 214?
Asiana Airlines announced on 29 July 2013, that it would retire flight numbers 214 and 213 on August 12, 2013. Flights from Incheon to San Francisco and the return leg would thenceforth operate as OZ212 and OZ211, respectively.
What kind of engine was on Asiana flight 214?
The Boeing 777-200ER, registration HL7742, was powered by two Pratt and Whitney PW4090 engines. It was delivered new to Asiana Airlines on 7 March 2006, and at the time of the crash had accumulated 37,120 flight hours and 5,388 (takeoff-and-landing) cycles.
Why did the pilot shut off the auto throttle?
The South Korea-based airline said the pilot and co-pilot reasonably believed the automatic throttle would keep the plane flying fast enough to land safely, when in fact the auto throttle was effectively shut off after the pilot idled it to correct an unexplained climb earlier in the landing.