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We are continuing to follow the breaking news out of San Francisco where we're learning more about the deadly plane crash over the weekend that killed two teenagers aboard this flight.
More than 300 passengers on board.
Take a look at what happened -- the target -- we are told from the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
As that plane was coming in for a landing that Boeing triple seven.
They wanted to hit a target air speed of -- 137 knots but the NTSB chair says they were flying a lot slower than that.
Seven seconds before impact -- one of the pilots in the cockpit called to increase the air speed.
And then at four seconds before impact the stick shaker activated in the cockpit that's a device that tells pilots.
That they are flying too slowly and they are in danger of what's called a stall.
Then one of the pilots called to go around.
That means power up the engines take another approach fly over the runway and go around again.
But it was only one point five seconds.
Before the plane slammed into the ground.
Just a short time ago we heard from the chairwoman -- the national transfer student transportation safety board.
She says the key to the investigation is figuring out what was happening in the cockpit in the moments.
Before the crash listen.
We want to understand what was going on.
Not just in those seven seconds but in -- critical seconds leading up to that point we are hoping to interview the pilots there were four pilots on this flight there's a crew.
That flies out there's a relief crew because it has a long trans Pacific flight and so we do want to have.
-- -- interview all for those pilots we want to understand who is the pilot flying.
Who was the pilot in command at the time of the event and what was going on.
First win this morning on FOX & Friends and talking about the investigation Peter goals.
Is a former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Has investigated some of the best known aviation accidents of the past and he is our guest now.
A target air speed of a 137.
Not you just heard -- herdsman.
Talking about the fact that they were flying significantly.
Slower than that -- she said we're not talking about just a few -- here.
What does that tell you and and what would be happening to the plane.
Well what it tells you is that the the crew -- we're not paying attention to there avionics to their readout.
The person who's got his hands on the wheel whose wind -- plane.
Is responsible for keeping the airport in -- first you have directing the plane towards the runway.
The person sitting next to next storm is calling out -- calling out sink -- Calling out altitude.
Then it got to within seven seconds of landing before they realize they were going to slow.
And that they were too low is really inexplicable and inexcusable.
The glide slope indicator now that's something that tells pilots and actually tells the -- the equipment on board the aircraft.
The of the plane is approaching -- the runway and tells them whether they're coming into low or too hot the glide slope indicator for that particular runway.
Was not working that day but that should not have been a factor since they were flying in on visual flight rules right.
Absolutely John the there was a notice to airmen away and they'll find out whether the crew actually read that noticed that indicated that.
It was down for normal repair.
And pilots land without glide slopes every day they do -- San Francisco while it was down doesn't cause any problems.
This is really a classic case of what we call cockpit resource management.
Were the crew communicating correctly where they in front of their game did they complete their -- -- time.
Did they know what was going on around them as they were coming in and apparently they did.
The airline has said that the pilot -- calm -- could only had 43 hours of flight time in this particular aircraft.
And only about nine flights as we understand it but we should emphasize he would have had a lot of time in a 777.
He would have flown the simulator and he had thousands of hours in other commercial aircraft but in any case.
The captain of the flight.
The person sitting in the left seat.
Should have been monitoring this heat is the ultimate person responsible.
He should have known that this pilot was inexperience.
Should have been -- paying more attention to what was going on.
I just wondered about the difference in size of the two aircraft.
Cook had thousands of hours but in a Boeing 747.
That's significantly longer than the triple seven and you also sit higher because of the double deck of the flight deck crank and so I just wonder if the visual approach.
If he had been in a much longer aircraft he would have been sitting higher and maybe -- -- approach to him look normal.
But he's in a shorter aircraft this time.
Well and it's also sometimes challenging to land.
Coming in over water because waters have featureless character guys feature was characteristics.
You can't really get good depth of field.
You know over water -- -- -- absolutely right he may have been fooled by the approach but that's why you have two people in the cockpit.
That's why you have communication.
Back and forth to say hey.
You need to pay attention to this and there's no reason to be dropping significantly.
Below your approach be and you also -- than you.
Also according to never occurs when the engines were at idle.
When they tried to boost them the full power that's not generally done in a landing jet aircraft as it.
Well -- it depends on how they got to do they speak.
But the point is when you push your engines -- -- throttles to the wall it takes a few seconds to spool up.
And what happened it apparently is is this guy suddenly realized he was in trouble he jerks -- nose back.
The plane stalls in the -- gets the that landing gear and tail it's to break what break water.
So I mean it was just a a very.
Bad sequence of events for an experienced pilot.
Peter goals former managing director of National Transportation Safety Board thank you will continue to call on you was this investigation goes on.
Thank you John.
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