- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 06, 2013
Time: 11:38
Location: San Francisco, California
Operator: Asiana Airlines
Flight #: 214
Route: Shanghai - Seoul - San Francisco
AC Type: Boeing B-777-28EER
Registration: HL7742
cn / ln: 29171/553
Aboard: 307   (passengers:291  crew:16)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:3  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crash landed short of the runway while on approach to runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport. The tail section, landing gear, and both engines separated from the fuselage and a fire erupted. Debris was scattered from the ocean front to the runway to where the aircraft came to rest. The plane's voice and flight data recorders show that the aircraft was coming in too slow and too low and that the pilots appear to have increased speed seven seconds before impact. A stall warning sounded four seconds before the crash, and the crew then made an internal decision "to initiate a go-around 1.5 seconds to impact.Two passengers were killed and 182 injured. One passenger was run over by one of the emergency vehicles. The crew's failure to monitor and maintain the plane's airspeed, and its failure to abort the landing when in trouble. 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. The flight crew over-relied on automated systems that they did not fully understand.
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