30 July 2013
In the wake of the Asiana plane crash, the FAA is now urging all foreign airlines to use a GPS system instead of visual approaches when landing at San Francisco International Airport. The FAA issued the recommendation on Sunday according to the Associated Press. The FAA cited a rise in the number of aborted landing approaches since the Asiana plane crash. Pilots on Asiana Flight 214 were cleared to make a visual approach when the jet crash-landed at SFO. On the day of the crash, the glide-slope indicator at the San Francisco airport was closed, and the pilots on Asiana Flight 214 were told to use visual approaches. (Image Credit: The Washington Post)
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