During hearings on December 11, National Transportation Safety Board officials described the final approach sequence of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6. The Boeing 777 was cleared for a visual approach to Runway 28 Left where, as per a Notam, the glideslope was inactive.
Turkish Airlines Flight
The Dutch government has decided no charges will be brought against Turkish Airlines in the 2009 accident of a Boeing 737-800 on approach to the Netherlands Schiphol Airport, which claimed the lives of nine people and injured 84 more.
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashed into a muddy field while on approach into Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport at around 10:30 a.m. local time February 25, killing at least nine of the 134 occupants and injuring dozens more. News cameras showed rescue crews surrounding the scene, where the airplane lay in three pieces alongside a highway, roughly a half mile from the intended runway threshold.
If a visitor listened only to the first hour of the June 24 NTSB hearing into the Asiana Airlines 777 accident at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on July 6 last year, no one could fault him for assuming the pilots bore the lion’s share of responsibility for the crash. That’s all the Board spoke of, at least initially. The two Asiana pilots were, after all, two high-time captains in command as the Boeing 777 slipped lower and lower on a PAPI-generated glideslope during a visual approach in severe-clear weather.