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Asiana flight crash at San Francisco.

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Asiana flight crash at San Francisco.

For the engineers amongst you this might be revealing.. 
Link to an amateur analysis of what happened on approach...  http://flyingprofessors.net/what-happened-to-asiana-airlines-flight-214-2/
Link to today's NTSB prelim briefing on what actually happened based on CVR and FDR ...  it's quite long but relevant bits start at around 4 minutes..

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Fascinating stuff there, a real insight into air crash investigation.
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Not sure how she was able to hear all the questions and repeat them before answering.
Yes, two informative and interesting links, thanks nozzer.

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Re: Asiana flight crash at San Francisco.

Thanks nozzer.  A great link which I found intriguing.  Hersman's briefing was excellent and so detailed.
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Stabilised approaches are so necessary as a commercial fan jet engine has a much longer spool up time to produce power than say a pure jet engine as used in the military or indeed old fashioned transports.
So it is very easy if you were manually landing it to get too low, too slow with insufficient time to crank it all up again before you hit the ground.
Also need to take into account human factors and the far eastern culture of saving face and deference to authority.  If the capt is messing it up you can be sure no one else on the cockpit will want to overrule him and call for a 'go round'.
Apparantely one of the pilots was a recent type convert to this a/c.  Need to be aware of "mental type reversion" where as the stress levels rise due to a problem people forget they are in a different a/craft and start to pull levers whatever as if they are in the other one which they are more used to.
All in all it sounds much like the Turkish pile up a few years back.  Faulty radio altimeter not spotted by crew ended up withauto throttles closed as RA thought plane was near ground - and no one seemed to be actually flying the aircraft when it hit the ground some mile or so short of the runway.
So this sort of flying would probably be frowned upon (skip to 2 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XizFMAj-vDg&list=PLzjek_lmJga2u5ylqKLxXYPuSKzy3KA_d
(A lot of speed on the approach methinks.......)
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Tonight's update on the crash from BBC.
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