The design of the Boeing (BA) 777 appears to have helped prevent a greater loss of life and more...

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

The design of the Boeing (BA) 777 appears to have helped prevent a greater loss of life and more major injuries when an Asiana jet crashed in San Francisco on Saturday. The plane's flame-retardant cabin interior ensured that the fire didn't spread too quickly and the engineering ensured that the aircraft didn't break up, while the seats were able to withstand greater impact. Investigators are focusing on why the 777 approached the airport at a dangerously low speed, with mechanical failure not appearing to be the problem.