8 July 2013
The NTSB determined Sunday that the South Korean Jetliner that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday was flying too slowly to reach the runway and began to stall just before the pilot began a futile effort to abort the landing. The cockpit recorder revealed that seven seconds before impact there was a call to increase the plane’s speed. Three seconds later a violent vibration of the control yoke intended to be a warning to the pilot indicated the plane was about to stall. Just 1 1/2 seconds before impact, a crew member called out to abort the landing. Two Chinese teenagers were killed and a number of passengers were injured just before noon Saturday when the Boeing 777 airliner struck a sea wall at the end of the runway, tail first, and skidded about 2,000 feet before catching fire. (Image Credit: The Washington Post)
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