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Unresolved problem segment tonight that terrible air crash in San Francisco on Saturday to Chinese nationals were killed nearly 200 others injured.
After Asia and a flight from South Korea crash landed at the San Francisco airport.
Right now looks like pilot error as a Korean based airline had a pilot with scant experience on the 777.
In command of the aircraft.
Joining us -- San Francisco the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board -- harassment.
So I know you guys are investigating any and you gotta be careful about what you say -- aviation experts we talked to believe that it is pilot error because a lot of planes are coming going.
Without incident at -- go that day and -- the video shows that the plane was.
Going down we already know the speed was too light he was going to slow and all of that -- What I wanna know is how does the United States know.
Which countries train their pilots.
Properly and maintain their aircraft properly.
Well the Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for safety.
Oversight in the United States and they have to work with their counterparts all around the world.
To ensure that they also.
Are overseeing their companies and their crews particularly those that fly into the United States on passenger carrying fights for what they do I -- send people to Seoul South Korea into.
Paris France into Africa to look it.
How the pilots are trained to look at how the planes are maintained do you do that.
Well the Federal Aviation Administration is responsible back.
The NTSB investigates accidents -- a separate organization but the FAA does have in country experts in some countries.
And they may send people to travel to other countries that they do have to work with their counterparts to make sure -- but I'm just wondering what the oversight it is by the federal government both in the FAA and in your agency to make sure.
These guys know what they're doing.
We give you an example I flew in the ninety's on air Vietnam I mean it was most harrowing experience in the league -- woken up and downed plane it was crazy plan.
Right I never get -- another Vietnam plane back then I mean I'm sure they've upgraded now.
But it was it was a dangerous experience.
The Salvadoran airline top up during the Salvadoran war was a crazy there's some -- -- -- radar.
And I when I see a plane crash like this and a guy didn't have much experience on the 777.
Even though there were four pilots he was in command.
That makes me nervous.
Well I think in all of these accidents we have to look at all of facts before we reach conclusions it's just been a couple of days.
We do know a lot about the flight from the cockpit voice recorder.
The flight data recorder.
But it is important for us a look at pilot qualifications that's going to be a part of our investigation.
We conduct very thorough investigations.
And our team is actually in the process is -- here you kind today that you don't have any any sway -- with South Korea does that's my point here.
Now on the on the front of these planes coming into the USA.
Do the pilots have to all speak English right that they all have to speak English correct.
Sure and just go back at the FAA does have some -- they have to get operating authority to come into the United States they.
They have to meet certain standards to do that which you don't -- but nobody knows if they do -- not that's my point but the English let's stay on that.
All the pilots have to speak English right.
English is the universal language when it comes to aviation.
All pilots around the world and air traffic controllers do communicate in English so they'll have -- -- marginal operations because I know on that aren't voice recorder here's Korean on that recorder as well as English is -- -- That's right where -- cruise talking to each other they may be talking in their native language when they're talking to air traffic control.
Those communications are -- Angeles times -- Terrible thing in -- you know there's nothing we can do a flight safety record in the United States is excellent.
So we want everybody to know that don't panic I just want to find out via -- the rest of the world we appreciate you coming on tonight and only had a very busy day.
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