Autopilot problems blamed in deadly Asiana Airlines crash

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The Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport last year was the result of its crew’s over reliance on automated systems within the plane, among other possible factors such as crew fatigue, the National Transportation Safety Board said today. The NTSB had speculated last year that misuse of the aircraft’s “auto-throttle” feature, which allows the plane to maintain speed, led to the crash, and it’s now confirming that the crew’s inaccurate expectations of how auto-throttle and auto-pilot worked were among the major issues at fault.

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