NTSB: Asiana Crash Caused by Pilot "Mismanagement"

The US National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday during a hearing that pilot "mismanagement" likely caused the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last July. Mismanagement, according to the Board, includes the flight crew's over-reliance on "automated systems that they did not fully understand."

The Agence France-Presse reports that the pilots on Asiana Flight 214 made "maximum use of automation," including "the use of autopilots at as low as 1,000 feet from the ground." Additionally, the pilot in charge of landing the Boeing 777, Lee Kang-Kuk, "suffered rusty hand-flying skills." Three people died and 187 were injured in the crash.

The NTSB only addressed the reasons for the crash today, not the emergency response. One of the women who died in the crash, Ye Meng Yuan, was run over by a firetruck while lying on the runway.

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