Mechanical problems may have contributed to the crash of Asiana's Boeing (BA) 777 in San...

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

Mechanical problems may have contributed to the crash of Asiana's Boeing (BA) 777 in San Francisco on Saturday. The pilots had "armed" the plane's auto-throttle devices to maintain a safe airspeed, but the velocity dropped anyway as the jet came into land. Whatever the primary cause of the crash, aviation lawyer Robert Clifford reckons Boeing could anyway be liable, because the 777 didn't have an audio warning of low airspeed despite industry discussions about installing such an alert ten years ago.