Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Animation of 2013 San Francisco Plane Crash

NTSB animation of San Francisco plane crash

Asiana Flight 214 plane crash animation. The plane crashed early in July 2013, in San Francisco. Pilot error is assumed to be the culprit. This animation goes through all of the relevant decisions that were made in the plane's cockpit as it approached the runway.

Three people died and 182 were injured when the plane crashed on the runway. It broke a string of four years in the US without a commercial plane crash.

The plane was a Boeing 777. After careful analysis, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that the cause of the crash was indeed a pilot error, though it technically does not assign blame. There were many contributing factors to the crash, including an automated throttle system that the pilots mishandled. The instrument landing system was not working that day.

The plane landed just short of the runway.


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