New questions are being raised about the training of pilots for fast growing foreign airlines as federal crash investigators prepare to interview the pilots of Asiana Flight 214.
The South Korean Transport Ministry said the pilot was in "transition training" to become certified as a captain on the Boeing 777. Saturday was the first time he had tried to land a 777 at San Francisco International Airport.
"We really do need to understand who was the pilot in command, who was the pilot flying at the time, what kind of conversations were they having," said Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
So far, NTSB investigators have yet to fully question the Asiana crew of the jetliner that crashed Saturday at SFO, killing two people. The cockpit voice recorder of the flight shows the pilot and officers in the cockpit did not issue a distress signal or give any indication of problems.
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