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Asiana crash: Was auto-throttle a factor?

NTSB said to be debating whether to include it as part of the cause

Fatal flaw: The Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last year killed three people; it was the first crash in the US with passenger deaths in more than four years. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[WASHINGTON] US investigators are debating whether to blame a Boeing Co jetliner's design for helping cause a cascade of pilot mistakes in last year's Asiana Airlines Inc crash in San Francisco that killed three teenagers. The sticking point within the US National Transportation Safety Board (