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More on this let's talk with Peter goals he's a former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board.
A man who has a lot of experience investigating -- aviation accidents like this one we now know that this plane was landing.
At an air speed of a 106 knots that the flight crew themselves.
Had apparently set a target air speed of a 137.
Not so it's coming in much slower and therefore sinking much faster than it should have.
We shouldn't they have known Peter.
They absolutely should have known -- -- with four trained pilots in the cockpit how do you miss an essential.
Speed indicator that says.
Yeah you don't -- -- go less than a 137.
Knots I mean that's it's just inexplicable.
Also the fact that you know as we're seeing in this an -- in this animation the plane was coming in over the water.
That presents some problems in and of itself especially.
For someone who hasn't flown into San Francisco in this type of aircraft before.
Right if you coming in over a -- feature lists.
-- like water.
Like the ocean -- can give you you know a tough time on depth perception.
But the -- the cockpit of this aircraft has all sorts of avionics that show you how fast you're going how high you are.
What you're seeing greatest -- there really is no suitable explanation.
On how they miss this and this is going to be a textbook.
Cockpit resource management.
How do trained pilots communicate effectively.
-- keep out of trouble.
Deborah -- among the head of the National Transportation Safety Board -- talked about the fact that they have not yet spoken to the pilots that might surprise some people here what here's what she had to say.
And then I want to get your take.
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 -- bias any of the interviews that might take place today.
We're not having any problems with respect to access to the crew everything is going very well our counter parts from Korea came and and we begin interviews yesterday and so 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 change.
One would think Peter that that the first thing you would do when you have a situation like this with auto pilot who survives is the is that the tragedy.
The first thing you would do was run out and speak to him why having waited until now to conduct that and -- well I -- I think this this a couple of reasons first they have the voice recorder.
Which records all of the sound and all of the discussions.
Taking place inside the cockpit.
So they know what each and every crew -- said and did during the approach secondly.
We have no idea yet what the condition of the flying pilot was he could have been injured.
He could be in deep shock.
The interview is important but what's really essential is the is the voice recorder.
And and that will tell the tale.
We know that the stick.
Shaker -- the thing that alerts pilots that they are.
Just about dude -- Have a stall an error stall a wing stall.
That went off about four seconds.
Before this plane hit the tarmac.
One of the interesting questions to me is what did they do in response to do did they -- -- for ordered today maybe Paula back.
The data recorder world -- will solve that.
Challenge it'll tell us what happened but like your right to stick shaker.
Is the last thing a pilot wants to hear because it indicates.
That they are seconds away from the very.
Tough situation where it went with the -- stalling.
And the problem -- this flight is they were so close.
To the ground.
That the correct response which is putting.
Power to the maximum and lowering your nose slightly.
To gain speed they're probably was not enough room.
It looked at me from the tapes that the guy didn't pull -- nose up.
To try and -- last minute effort to do a go around and avoid the seawall and that that may have.
Activated to stick -- Right and and pulling the nose up in that situation is only gonna make the planes sink faster because the engines haven't had time to power up and and and provide any thrust.
That's exactly right and you pull that -- up detailed drops the aircraft drops and they click to see war.
Peter goals from the national formerly with the National Transportation Safety Board always good to talk -- Peter thank you.
Thank you --
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