Asiana Airlines reports pilot of crashed plane was in training
The Los Angeles Times sent the following news alert at 10:48 p.m. EDT:
The pilot flying Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco, killing two and injuring scores more, was in training to fly the 777 when the crash occurred, an airline spokeswoman said. She added that he had only 43 hours of experience on the 777 aircraft.
Kang Kook Lee, who was born in 1967, was identified as the pilot of the plane that crashed. Asiana spokeswoman Hyo Min Lee told The Times the pilot had been flying since 1994 and was a “very experienced pilot” of other aircraft, including Boeing 747s, 737s and Airbus 320s.