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-- investigators now focusing on -- pilots on board the -- on a flight to fourteen to try to determine what caused the deadly crash.
We're joined right now by NTSB chairperson.
Death row -- -- who for those who has the latest on the investigation and also maybe some details -- the two pilots.
-- very submitted for interviews Deborah thanks so much for your time.
What can you -- what could you feel comfortable sharing with us about the two people you've talked to already before they're in the cockpit.
Well what I can share with you is that we have are about halfway through the interview process but.
We have not yet interviewed the flying pilot and so we really do want to wait to release information.
Until we have a chance to talk to him we don't want -- biased any of the interviews that might take place today I understand that they talked to the tower in English that's the universal language.
When it comes to flight.
But they talked to each other in Korean.
Are -- been able to understand in the black box what they was saying to each other.
Well we have convened a working group to go through the cockpit voice recorder tape which is actually two hours long.
We have both English and Korean speakers on that -- This is this is a normal process for foreign operation.
We would expect them to communicate in English with air traffic control.
But probably some of the dialogue in the cockpit would be in their native language -- has anything led you away from pilot error.
Really we're looking at everything now -- all all of the issues are still on the table we're just about two full days into our investigation.
And so when we identify issues in an accident it's usually not just one thing that causes a crash and so.
We need to make for the considering everything and we connect the dots.
We understand as -- -- the amazing number of those who -- able to get out.
Some of them had number rashes on them and they couldn't figure out where these rashes came from.
Have you surmise why some would walk out with these rashes.
You know I haven't had that question that will certainly take a look into it we know that this was a very dynamic.
Crash and firemen I know you all of -- some of the videos.
We really are thankful that so many people survived.
And -- people were able to walk away without serious injuries.
I understand when it came to the one.
One of the the young girls they lost their life in the crash.
This reports are that she lost it when she was hit by a fire truck or emergency vehicle.
We -- they don't want -- live release the autopsy results why would that day.
Well I think people are still looking.
At all of these issues on the coroner has not yet released.
The cause of death.
They are conducting the autopsy.
We are in the process of interviewing emergency responders as well as passengers.
In reviewing video and so when we get that information from the -- -- help let's put together a better picture of what happened.
This is a very serious issue.
And we want to make sure we -- -- right and lastly real quick.
I have Ed do you sense at all our reluctance to speak with you you talk to two of the pilots you waiting on two more.
It's been a few days now is they -- they've been lawyer up.
You know we're not we're not having any problems with respect to access to the crew everything is going very well.
We really have that first day where people were being treated for injuries.
-- -- really -- recovering from the accident.
Our counter parts from Korea came -- And we begin the interviews yesterday answer really that was the first opportunity that we had.
To begin that process we conduct group interviews.
And they have been very cooperative I don't expect that's changed and every watch shall we can you and as you've been going out of you way to be as forthright as possible -- with.
And people like be a truly appreciate the time and which -- tell in the public thanks so much.
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