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Officials question more pilots in San Francisco crash

Jul 9th, 2013 - National News

— American and South Korea investigators today are questioning two of the four pilots of the Asiana Airlines plane that clipped a seawall and crash landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

Two of the 307 people on board died.

The other two pilots were questioned yesterday.

Investigators want to know why the Boeing 777's speed was too slow to land safely, and why no one realized it in time. And they'll also be talking with air controllers.

Japan Airlines says one of its Boeing 777s headed for San Francisco had to return to Tokyo after a warning flashed in the cockpit saying the jet's hydraulic level was low. The airline says the plane returned to Tokyo's Haneda airport about four hours after it had left.

Mechanics found a leak in the plane's hydraulic system.

The 236 passengers were put on another plane and arrived safely in San Francisco early today.

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