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Doomed flight to fourteen at San Francisco's airport two teenagers.
Tragically lost their lives in that crash but 305.
People who were aboard that plane.
Miraculously survived and many of saying that is thanks to the quick thinking.
Of the flight crew -- learning what these people dead and it is extraordinary.
The cabin manager leave you -- high has been hailed as a hero she went back in the plane as it went up in flames again and again.
And she was also seeing carrying a child out on her back.
What she later learned was a broken tail.
-- that she had.
The two -- there was a crash it was not the kind of landing we usually do.
It was massive after the crash it rocked from side to side it was not the usual -- and then I realized it was an accident.
What buttons and my brain is very clear and I planned but I had to do immediately.
Actually I was not thinking but act -- as -- is I heard emergency escape I conducted evacuation.
When there was a fire I was just thinking to extinguish and not thinking that it's too dangerous or what am I going to do.
I'm joined now by Jim Hall former chairman of the National Transportation.
Safety Board -- what welcome what what's your reaction to this does this woman's.
It's remarkable but it is what.
The flight attendants and crew are trying to do it now.
And there's a lot of time spent by all the major airlines in being sure that.
These individuals are trying to sell that.
Whether an event like this happens they could move.
What you think you know we've heard about that the design of this plane of the 777.
And -- a number of elements that came into play here.
That allow them to get everybody out.
All -- everybody out with the exception of those two teenagers.
The rest of them safe fairly safely and with fairly small -- massive injuries.
Well that it is remarkable but -- the -- that I think they'll also be a focus by the NTSB on the whole issue of crash worthiness.
The seats that.
Sixteen G seats that are in place have been there were first recommended in 1988.
And so those all of your viewing audience I'm sure solve.
The devastation from the fire now so trying to look at the flammability standards to be sure of that.
When events like this happens the the majority of people can just walk away a -- just like they did in this.
Yeah -- there were four pilots on board they were rotating.
And they're going to interview another one of those pilots today.
You know in terms of the slow and low that we've heard about on the descent this plane that caused this that we think caused this crash.
Well I think there are two issues that I see coming out of this tragedy at the moment first is issue automation.
And as you know these pilots.
Took golf and not so old.
And did not land the aircraft -- San Francisco.
And are we becoming.
In aviation overly dependent on automation.
So that when we have a situation like this to San Francisco airport with -- -- less being.
Two -- don't have the necessary training to handle the aircraft.
Yeah I mean we know that this pilot had 42 hours on the triple seven.
But that he would never landed a plane at San Francisco airport before this day what do you think of that practice.
Well -- while I was chairman of the NTSB we looked at the whole issue of crew parent and made recommendations.
And clearly you'd need to have someone.
In one of the seats that has a great deal of experience in landing at that airport.
So I'm sure the interviews today and yesterday will allow the palace will be able to speak for themselves.
But it certainly raises a lot of question.
-- -- it does -- -- you know and back to just getting everybody off of the of this plane.
You read these accounts and I know -- -- you know this is your business and you say that's what they're trained to -- But it it it is you know an amazing thing how well their training appeared to have kicked dead.
And even police coming off of the vehicles and getting in there.
And cutting people out of their seatbelts and and popping.
Inflatable slides -- headed in that had -- Blown up inside the plane.
You know your thoughts on that as we look at these extraordinary pictures -- -- that plane.
Well I just Kate say enough about the training.
That the flight attendants and crew.
In order to be prepared for an event like this.
And you know but at the heart of this you can have the -- But you have to have courageous people that are willing to step up and do what is necessary tragedy at the risk of their own lives.
Sir thank you.
And we still have a lot to learn about the the two deaths on the ground one of which we think may have been the result.
I have a rescue vehicle and all of those answers are still yet to be to be complete.
Thank you so much mr.
hall good to have you here today.
Thank you --
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