Deborah Hersman

Site of Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport. (National Transportation Security Board / AP Photo)

NTSB Chair Updates Penny and Phil About SFO Crash Investigation

this morning at 5:50, National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman, Deborah Hersman checked in with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett to update them on the extensive investigation into Saturday’s crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 […]


Asiana Airlines Flight 214 "Black Box." (AP Photo)

Slow landing speed of San Francisco jet probed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators have determined that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was traveling “significantly below” the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed […]


Asiana Airlines Flight 214 "Black Box." (AP Photo)

Asiana flight tried to abort landing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal safety official said Sunday the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Flight 214 showed the jetliner received a warning that it could stall because it was flying too slowly and […]


(AP Photo)

Safety advances boost plane crash survival odds

Passengers in plane crashes today, such as the one in San Francisco involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, are more likely to survive than in past disasters. Saturday’s crash was the latest where a big commercial […]


Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 jet burns after crashing on landing at San Francisco International Airport, California (AP Photo).

Survivor could see runway through hole in tail

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers’ seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, […]


(AP Photo)

Tougher drunken driving threshold weighed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators were weighing a recommendation Tuesday that states reduce their threshold for drunken driving from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05, a standard that has been shown to […]


Distracted flying

NTSB: Pilot’s texting contributed to copter crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash that killed four people, federal accident investigators declared, and they approved a safety alert cautioning all pilots against using cellphones or other distracting devices during critical operations.




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