Pilot Had Little Experience Landing Boeing 777

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•28 Jul 8, 2013

According to airline officials, the pilot of the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport Saturday had limited experience landing a Boeing 777 jetliner, and had only 43 hours of flying time behind the controls of the plane when he attempted to touch down on the runway. What do you think?

  • “Eh, if you’ve been flying for 43 hours, you’ve pretty much seen it all.”

    John DiVincentis –
    Log Peeler

  • “Hasn’t this airline suffered enough without their pilots’ credentials being called into question?”

    Michael Doty –
    Systems Analyst

  • “He tried to land that plane, though. That’s more than most of us can say.”

    Erin Bicks –
    Women’s Activities Advisor