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Â Another disturbing fact has been revealed that two of the captains in the cockpit were undergoing training and had no previous experience landing a Boeing 777 at SFO prior to Saturdayâ€™s tragic crash that left two Chinese teenage girls dead and dozens more injured, some of them very seriously.Â Two experienced pilots were in the jump seats during the landing, sources have told Clifford.
Clifford has learned that the two captains, including the captain commandeering the aircraft in the Initial Operating Experience (left seat) had never flown that type of aircraft into SFO prior to this flight.Â The autopilot was disengaged and the pilots were executing the descent that included pulling the throttle back into the flight idle mode; there was discussion in the cockpit about being slow upon approach and the pilots tried to correct it, but it was too late, Clifford has learned.
The Boeing 777 aircraft does not have an aural low-airspeed alert for pilots, something that was recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 10 years ago after Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn) died in a fatal crash and again after the 2009 Colgan Airlines fatal crash in Buffalo, New York.Â Boeing added aural low-airspeed alerting to its 737 cockpit options after the fatal 2009 Turkish Airlines crash but has yet to do so for its 777 fleet.Â Clifford Law Officesâ€™ aviation attorneys have been leading counsel in both of these air crashes on behalf of victims and their families.
Attorneys at Clifford Law Offices have a great deal of experience with plane crashes involving the Boeing, particularly upon landing, and are available to speak to the press regarding pertinent issues regarding Saturdayâ€™s crash of Asiana Airlines in San Francisco.
Â To speak with one of the partners, please call Clifford Law Officesâ€™ Pamela Menaker at 847-251-4877 or 847-721-0909 or 312-899-9090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Â Â