Asiana pilot: Flash of light blinded me before landing

(KQED-TV)

The flying pilot of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 told National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials that he was “blinded” temporarily by a flash of light at 500 feet, or 34 seconds before impact — about the same time the pilots realized they were flying too low and going too slow. The NTSB doesn’t know what caused the flash, and is continuing to investigate.

At Wednesday’s NTSB briefing, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman released information from the board’s investigation. She detailed who was on the crew, the communications between air traffic control and the Asiana pilots, and the plane’s evacuation. Keep Reading

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