Asiana Airlines crash
Dec 11, 2013 — Three people were killed and more than 150 were injured when the South Korean passenger jet crashed at San Francisco International Airport last July. As the NTSB holds an all-day hearing, there's word that the pilot was worried about making a visual approach to the runway.
Jul 25, 2013 — The Bay Area's KTVU-TV broadcast obviously made-up and offensive names of what it said were the pilots on board Asiana Flight 214, which crashed on July 6. Now it has reportedly taken action against some of the staffers who were at the station that day.
Jul 19, 2013 — Ye Meng Yuan, a teen from China, was struck after the crash. A coroner has now ruled that she was alive when that happened. San Francisco's fire chief says the news is "devastating" and has apologized. Firefighters apparently didn't see the girl because she had been covered with fire-retardant foam.
Jul 17, 2013 — The Bay Area station KTVU offered an apology for airing the bogus names of the crew piloting the 777 that crash-landed in San Francisco. The apology satisfied the airline.
Jul 15, 2013 — KTVU-TV aired offensive names that it says were confirmed by a summer intern working for the National Transportation Safety Board.
Jul 12, 2013 — San Francisco General Hospital says the victim had been treated in its pediatric unit. The hospital has treated 67 victims from the flight — 36 adults and 31 children. Most those people have been released.
Jul 11, 2013 — When the jet came to a rest, passengers were first instructed to stay put. It was another 90 seconds or so before the evacuation order was given. Investigators say pilots sometimes feel it's safer to wait for emergency personnel to arrive. But when pilots realize there's a fire, there's no choice but to get out.
Jul 10, 2013 — The flying pilot had the day off before the flight to San Francisco. He says he got eight hours of sleep and came to the airport six hours before the flight, says National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman. The plane's crash-landing Saturday killed two passengers and injured dozens.
Jul 9, 2013 — Of three experienced pilots in the cockpit of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, the pilot landing the plane had never before flown with the instructor pilot. And the trip was the instructor's first in that capacity. When the plane crashed, two flight attendants were ejected from the rear of the cabin.
Jul 9, 2013 — Among the things officials want to know: How much training had the pilot received before taking the controls of a Boeing 777; and what was the "training pilot" on board doing at the time of the crash?