Pilot error implicated in Asiana crash in US

[WASHINGTON] Pilot error was involved in the Asiana Airlines Inc crash that killed three passengers on July 6 in San Francisco after a captain inadvertently disabled a speed control system and the plane crashed into a seawall, documents show.

Lee Kang Kuk, a veteran with Seoul-based Asiana who was being trained on the Boeing Co 777-200ER wide-body, had momentarily adjusted the power without realising the plane's computers then assumed he wanted the engines to remain at idle, according to information released on Wednesday at a US National Transportation Safety Board hearing.

The documents also raise questions about the design of auto-throttles on Boeing aircraft and whether related training has...

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