Asiana: 777 crash due to low speed, poor warning system

Asiana Airlines has attributed the Boeing (BA) 777 crash in San Francisco in July to the plane flying too slowly and to "inadequate warning systems" that should have alerted the pilots to the problem.

Asiana recommended that Boeing modify the low-speed alert system on its planes.

Boeing put the blame squarely on the pilots, saying "there were numerous cues" indicating that the jet was not flying fast enough.

Both sides have already been sued over the crash, which killed three people and injured more than 180.

Asiana report

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  • dacama1
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    Pilot error and that is it.
    1 Apr 2014, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • Derringer
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    What do they want? An automatic device that smacks the pilot on the head when the speed falls too low. The culture will not let Asiana accept the fact that the crew failed totally. The obvious proof is that the warning systems on all modern airliners are basically the same, and hundreds of visual approaches are made safely every day. I would suggest that Asiana look very carefully at their approach to Cockpit Resource Management (CRM). It is not the first time that the "loss of Face" syndrome has resulted in the loss of an aircraft.
    1 Apr 2014, 09:03 AM Reply Like
  • davejones
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    Hundreds of 777 around the world and they are the only pilots to have trouble. Total pilot error!
    They missed the landing spot by 1/3 of a mile. (little early)
    1 Apr 2014, 10:51 AM Reply Like
  • 747-8info
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    stall warning and low speed warnings are present on the 777. The reason the pilot made the error is because of the flawed design of the A320 the pilot flew before. Airbus auto throttle does not move the throttle controls, the Boeing auto throttle does. Lack of pilot training on Asiana's part because the pilot expected A/T to be working when he didn't see the 777s thrust levers move. No wonder Asiana tries to cover it up. Thousands of safe landings are made daily and the pilot should be flying the airplane rather than being laid back. The basics of flying are to note your three conditions: speed, altitude and attitude and Airbus industry are making pilots more complacent and assuming the aircraft will do everything for them. Hand flying is becoming a lost are and we should be supporting Boeing instead because their philosophy supports the art of flying.
    1 Apr 2014, 12:24 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    The non-flying Pilot job is to read the check off list and making sure the flying Pilot and the on board system are working to land the aircraft


    the weight of the aircraft, the rate of descent and the speed needed to make a safety landing


    flight 214 had several miles to line up with the runway


    flight 214 is not the first aircraft to land short at San Francisco


    FAA Orders 737NG Autothrottle Corrective Mod
    1 Apr 2014, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • jodinajospeh
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    Preposterous: They noise it irritated-check. Airspeed, Direction and Elevation!! Plus visual! How voluminous guys (Pilots) in the battleground does it take.
    2 Apr 2014, 02:33 AM Reply Like
  • alkmaar
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    Asiana deserves a slap in the face for their report.
    2 Apr 2014, 10:16 AM Reply Like
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