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Pilot in SF Crash Was Still Training

Pilot in SF Crash Was Still Training
Posted July 8th, 2013 @ 7:41am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The pilot in Saturday's plane crash in San Francisco was a veteran with almost 10,000 hours of flying experience—but just 43 of them were in a Boeing 777 and the disaster that killed two people and injured 182 others was his first attempt to land that type of aircraft at the site. Asiana Airlines pilot Lee Kang-kook was still in training for the jet and was being assisted by a co-pilot with more than 3,000 hours of flight experience with the 777, Reutersreports.

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