Too early to blame Asiana pilots for plane crash, NTSB says Los Angeles Times The pilots flying the Asiana Airlines jetliner told federal investigators that an automatic throttle — a system akin to a car’s cruise control — had failed to keep the…
I am glad to see the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stating that they are conducting a thorough investigation into the San Francisco plane disaster and not reaching any conclusions until “all the facts are in.” From the preliminary information, however, it would appear that the plane was well below the proper speed and altitude to land safely which is being blamed on the electronically monitored throttles. The article makes a good point, though, that whether the throttles were controlled and monitored electronically or not, it is the pilot’s responsibility to assure that it was functioning properly and to maintain the proper speed and altitude.
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