Azrael Franz, a Maryland aviation law firm has reviewed taped footage of the July 6, 2013 approach and ultimate crash of Asiana Airline Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport and confirms its belief that the pilot commandeered the aircraft at a speed that was substantially slower than advisable to make a safe landing and by approaching the runway at an extremely low altitude it gave no opportunity for the crew to abort the landing or change the outcome making the crash inevitable many seconds before the tragic events unfolded. Two young passengers have died and 181 others have been hospitalized, some with critical injuries, following the crash that severed the tail assembly from the fuselage and caused the plane to be engulfed in fire.

The Boeing 777 aircraft appears to have not experienced mechanical problems during its flight or approach to the runway but rather succumbed to a failure to maintain adequate height and speed as it came in for its landing. Many technological advances available to commercial pilots to help guide approaching aircraft to a safe landing may have either not been working at the airport or on the plane, however considerable redundancy exists to account for potential problems with one or more of these available tools for pilots. The NTSB has begun its investigation into all factors that could account for the crash, however it is clear that at the approach speed of this craft and its altitude the crash became inevitable many seconds before the crew attempted to abort the landing and divert for another landing attempt.

Azrael Franz extends its condolences to those families who have lost loved ones in this crash and extends its best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to those who survived this terrible experience. We are available to assist families seeking answers to how and why this crash occurred and vigorously pursue remedies to hold those responsible for this tragedy accountable for their actions.