Investigation

Asiana Crew Delayed Evacuation

NTSB,via AP

More testimony from the crew is shedding light on the final minutes before the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco on Saturday. After the plane skidded to a stop on the runway, two flight attendants asked the three pilots what to do and were told to delay evacuation procedures. Then another flight attendant, who was seated just in front of the wing, saw fire out the plane’s window. Other details that emerged from the investigation include that the pilot told the airport’s tower that he was blinded by a mysterious flash of light from in front of the plane just before the crash. Two flight attendants were trapped by the plane’s emergency exit doors when they deployed automatically; the attendants were freed but were injured.