Wednesday, October 02, 2013

2 pilots on crashed Asiana jet to work as ground staff

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) -- Two out of the four pilots aboard the Asiana Airlines jet that crashed in San Francisco in July plan to return to work early this month as ground staff, the airline said Wednesday.

Lee Kang-Kuk, who was in charge of the jet during the accident, and Lee Jung-Min, who was sitting in the cockpit as an instructor pilot, are scheduled to work in the airline's headquarters in western Seoul in the coming days, though no specific date has been set.

The carrier also said their new duties have not been fixed yet either.

The move comes nearly three months after Asiana Airlines' Boeing 777 crashed during its landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing three Chinese teenagers and injuring more than 180 other people.

The two relief pilots onboard resumed flying again last month.

Deborah Hersman, the chief of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, meanwhile, called off her trip to Seoul due to the U.S. government shutdown, according to Asiana Airlines.

Hersman, who heads the U.S. federal agency charged with investigating civil aviation accidents, had been scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Wednesday for talks with South Korean officials and the president of Asiana Airlines on her way to Japan.

Original article:

NTSB Identification: DCA13MA120
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 129: Foreign operation of Asiana Airlines
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 2013 in San Francisco, CA
Aircraft: BOEING 777-200ER, registration: HL7742
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 6, 2013, about 1128 pacific daylight time, Asiana Airlines flight 214, a Boeing 777-200ER, registration HL7742, impacted the sea wall and subsequently the runway during landing on runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Francisco, California. Of the 4 flight crewmembers, 12 flight attendants, and 291 passengers, about 182 were transported to the hospital with injuries and 3 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire. The regularly scheduled passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 129 between Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea, and SFO. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

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