ASIANA FLIGHT 214 New Video Shows Entire Crash From Tower

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HIS VERSION OF THE ELVIS PRESLEY HOLIDAY CLASSIC. >>PAM: NOW A T 8– AND FIRST ON KRON 4. >>PAM: TONIGHT, WE HAVE NEWLY- RELEASED VIDEO. SHOWING THE CRASH OF ASIANA AIRLINES FLIGHT 2-1-4. .BUT THIS TIME IT SHOWS THE ENTIRE CRASH. FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER AT S- F-O KRON-4’S GRANT LODES JOINS US NOW WITH THAT VIDEO. GRANT? >>REPORTER:THE N-T-S-B HAS RELEASED TWO VIDEOS SHOWING THE DEADLY CRASH OF ASIANA FLIGHT 214 AT S-F-O. THE FIRST WE SAW YESTERDAY. THIS IS THE SECOND. THIS VIEW IS FROM THE TOWER AT S-F-O. YOU SEE IT COMING IN ON APPROACH. THEN, IT HITS THE SEAWALL AND ALMOST JUMPS ONTO THE RUNWAY. >>REPORTER:THE MOMENTUM OF THE CRASH SENDS THE PLANE SPINNING IN THE AIR, BEFORE FINALLY RESTING OFF THE RUNWAY. WE’LL SHOW IT TO YOU AGAIN. THIS TIME, ZOOMED IN. THE PLANE WAS FOUND TO BE TOO LOW ON APPROACH. THE PILOT DISCONNECTED THE AUTOPILOT, AND SET OFF THE CHAIN REACTION THAT ENDED UP KILLING THREE PEOPLE AND INJURING 200 MORE. >>REPORTER: PAM?>>PAM: THE N-T-S-B HAS WRAPPED UP ITS PUBLIC HEARING INTO THE CRASH. AND THAT HEARING PROVIDED NEW AND SOBERING DETAILS INTO WHAT HAPPENED. HERE ARE SOME OF THOSE FINDINGS.>>PAM: INVESTIGATORS DETERMINEE THE FLIGHT CAME IN TOO LOW AND TOO SLOW INVESTIGATORS ALSO REVEALED. THE PILOTS WERE DEEPLY CONCERNED BEFORE LANDING. AND RELIED TOO HEAVILY ON AUTOMATED CONTROL SYSTEMS. >>PAM: THE PILOT FLYING. TOLD INVESTIGATORS, HE WAS UNCOMFORTABLE LANDING VISUALLY WITHOUT AN INSTRUMENT APPROACH TO GUIDE HIM. AND ACKNOWLEDGED, HE DIDN’T COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE BOEING 777’S AUTOMATED FLIGHT SYSTEM. WE ALSO NOW KNOW. TWO RESCUE FIRE TRUCKS RAN OVER A 16- YEAR OLD PASSENGER. AS SHE LAY COVERED IN FOAM.

 

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