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The Cause of July Asiana Airline Crash Revealed

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded after its investigation that the pilot of Asiana Flight 214 didn't know how to use the plane's auto-throttle system properly.

In July 2013, Asiana Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport. Lee Kang-kuk, the pilot in charge, set the throttles to idle, believing on-board computers would keep the plane at or above the minimum speed required for landing. That resulted in Asiana Flight 214 loosing too much speed and ultimately crashing, killing three.

Early reports has claimed that there might have been a fault with the auto-throttle system. But the National Transportation Safety Board report points out that the pilot in charge of the flight was still being trained on the plane.

The accident raises questions both about the over-reliance of pilots on computerized systems. The FAA recently issued a study according to Bloomberg report which explained that automatic flight aids lead to new safety risks.

Asiana Airlines made a public announcement in response to NTSB's findings:

"We at Asiana again express our sorrow for the loss of life and the injuries sustained in the accident, and restate our commitment to taking the steps necessary to ensure that such an accident never happens again. This hearing was an important part of the investigation into the causes of this tragic accident. By examining and analyzing all the facts, the NTSB will undoubtedly help the aviation community learn from the incident."

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