Investigating Pilots in Asiana Flight 214 Disaster

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July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News' Alan Levin discusses pilot preparation for Asiana Airlines as more info becomes available about the airlines' deadly crash in San Francisco over the past weekend. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

Be said is that we are still early in the investigation and there are a lot of directions it could go.

In answer to your question, we interviewed several pilots that had flown at asiana or did training and career airlines.

They said they found pilots in that nation were uncomfortable with manual flying skills.

That is what was required in the visual approach that that asiana plane made a week ago.

Does hearken back to overall training at this airline?

To some degree, it is training.

Unlike the united states, where we have a vast network of airports, where young people can learn to fly, and gain a lot of experience, korea has virtually no general aviation airports, small planes.

It may have something to do with the way we train our military pilots and the way date -- they do.

What other issues investigators are looking into?

It is a long list.

The probe centers on what the pilots were doing.

That will be the focus throughout this year-long investigation.

That is just the beginning.

These pilots were landing at what is known as the cicadian lclock.

It was 3:00-4:00 in the morning so they were 58. -- they were fatigued.

Did they operate -- understand the operation?

You also have these trade issues.

Thank you for joining us.

It is early in the investigation.

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