Investigators reveal pilots tried to abort landing


Air accident investigators in the US are today continuing their probe into the cause of the Asiana plane crash at San Francisco airport.

Two people died and dozens were injured when the Boeing 777 broke up on landing on Saturday.

It is understood that part of the aircraft, operated by the South Korean airline, may have struck a seawall at the end of the runway, which resulted in the tail breaking away.

Wreckage and debris were strewn along the runway and a fire broke out as passengers were evacuated.

US investigators are reported to have said the pilots of the plane attempted to abort the landing seconds before touching down.

The aircraft is also reported to have been flying below target speed.

National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said the aircraft’s speed was well below the target 137 knots on approach

“We are not talking about a few knots here or there. We’re talking about a significant amount of speed below 137,” she said.