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2:58am

Tue July 9, 2013
NPR Story

Navigating The Skills To Successfully Land A Jet

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 4:35 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And to help us understand more about what that cockpit crew may have been facing, we reached David Esser. He's an airline transport pilot and a professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Good morning.

DAVID ESSER: Good morning.

MONTAGNE: Now even if as we just heard, accidents like this are a result of a chain of events, it's clear in this case that something did go wrong during the landing. Describe for us the difficulty of landing an aircraft like this.

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2:43pm

Mon July 8, 2013
U.S.

In The World Of Air Travel, Not All Passengers Created Equal

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 10:36 am

Only a few of these passengers will be able to get flights out of San Francisco, depending on how many miles they fly and their "value" to the airline.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

When Asiana Flight 214 from South Korea crashed onto the runway at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, hundreds of flights into that airport were canceled, stranding thousands of travelers at airports across the country.

The Asiana crash came right in the middle of a holiday weekend, disrupting airline networks. And it occurred during a weekend when many flights were intentionally overbooked.

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1:47pm

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Asiana Crash: Plane Was 34 Knots Below Target Speed, NTSB Says

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 4:59 pm

National Transportation Safety Board head Deborah Hersman speaks at a news conference in San Francisco on Monday.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Three seconds before it struck the ground Saturday, the speed of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, a Boeing 777, was 103 knots — the lowest measured by its data recorders, and far below the target speed of 137 knots, says National Transportation Board Chairman Deborah Hersman.

The crash-landing at San Francisco International Airport left two passengers dead and more than 180 people injured, as Mark reported for The Two-Way this morning.

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6:14am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

10 Killed In Crash Of Alaska Air Taxi

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 12:11 pm

Police and emergency personnel stand near the remains of a fixed-wing aircraft that was engulfed in flames Sunday at the Soldotna Airport in Alaska.
Rashah McChesney Peninsula Clarion

One of the worst civilian aviation accidents in the state in at least 25 years killed all 10 people aboard an air taxi in Alaska on Sunday, the Anchorage Daily News writes.

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5:43am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Dramatic Crash Video Among Latest Clues In Asiana Accident

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 10:19 am

Asiana Flight 214, a Boeing 777 aircraft, after Saturday's crash at San Francisco International Airport.
NTSB/Contra Costa Times MCT/Landov
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