The instructor pilot in command of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 descending into San Francisco International Airport on July 6 said he had assumed the aircraft’s autothrottle system would keep the aircraft flying at 137 kt., as he and the “pilot-flying” in the left seat guided the Boeing 777-200ER to Runway 28L in visual conditions that morning. But too low and slow on the approach, the aircraft clipped the seawall leading to the runway threshold with its main landing gear and tail as the ...
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