Multiple sources for the L.A. Times have stated that that pilot did not make a distress call before the crash.
“I know the airport pretty well, so I realized the guy was a bit too low, too fast, and somehow he was not going to hit the runway on time,” one passenger told a local news station.
The survivor added that the pilot of the Boeing 777 recognized the error, put on some gas and “tried to go up again.” Another tweeted a photo of people walking away from the wreckage, seen below:
The Asiana Airlines crash, which appears to be 100% pilot error (somebody’s getting fired) and 0% mechanical failure, is the first involving a jumbo jet in the U.S. in over 10 years.
The plane held 141 Chinese citizens, 77 people of Korean nationality and 61 Americans.
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