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NTSB faults pilots in deadly Asiana crash

NTSB faults pilots in deadly Asiana crash
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 11:19am

By CNN Staff

(CNN) -- Pilots' actions caused last summer's deadly crash of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday.

The flight crew mismanaged the airplane's descent as it approached San Francisco International Airport on July 6, the NTSB said. The Boeing 777 fell short of its approach and crashed on the runway. Three people were killed and more than 180 others hurt.

Among the errors, according to the NTSB: A pilot unintentionally deactivated the automatic air speed control, and the flight crews inadequately monitored air speed and delayed in aborting the landing.

The complexities of the airplane's automatic throttle system, which the NTSB said were inadequately described in manuals, were a contributing factor, the NTSB said.

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