Asiana Airlines CEO Apologizes to Families
The president and CEO of Asiana Airlines offered what he called a sincere apology to the families of the victims of Saturday's crash landing at SFO.
The president and CEO of Asiana Airlines, Yoon Young-Doo, met Tuesday with the families of the two girls who died in Saturday’s crash at San Francisco International Airport, as they left for the Bay Area.
Young-Doo bowed and apologized to the parents. The father of one of the teens started shouting at the president.
Young-Doo is currently headed to San Francisco. He spoke before leaving South Korea Tuesday morning, saying he plans to visit passengers from Asiana Flight 214 and offer what he called a "sincere apology."
The airline president is flying the same route, Asiana 214, to get to San Francisco. He is expected to arrive around noon.
Before the Asiana Airlines chief boarded that flight for America, he admitted something needs to be done to prevent a similar crash from happening. He said training, specifically simulator time, needs to be improved.
The pilot of the flight that crashed Saturday had only 43 hours of flying time in a Boeing 777.
Tuesday, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman told NBC Bay Area that they interviewed two of the four pilots Monday and plan to interview the other two today. By conducting these interviews they hope to gleen the information that they cannot get from the cockpit and data recorders.
“Those interviews are very helpful to us,” Hersman said. “We want to make sure we understand what the crew was doing, why they were doing it, what their perceptions are, what they think the required procedures are, [and] how the automation works.”