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Asiana pilot told passengers to stay in seats after San Francisco crash

The pilot of the Asiana Boeing 777 which crashed in San Francisco told attendants not to begin evacuating passengers in the chaotic immediate aftermath of the accident, air safety officials said Wednesday. The pilot has also reported being blinded by a flash of light upon approach as the plane came…

Asiana pilot asked to abort landing before fatal crash

The Asiana Airlines jet that crashed at San Francisco airport was traveling much slower than recommended, US investigators said, as the carrier confirmed that the pilot had still been in training. The flight data recorder showed that as the Boeing 777 approached the runway its pilots were warned that the…

U.S. panel seeks ban on all phone use while driving

WASHINGTON — The top US transportation safety body recommended Tuesday that all 50 US states impose a strict ban on the use of cellphones — both hand-held and hands-free — while driving. “No email, no text, no update, no call is worth a human life,” National Transportation Safety Board chief…

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