Pilot and Aeronautics Professor Scott Miller took FOX40 into the cockpit of a Boeing 727 to show us what might have happened in Saturday’s plane crash at San Francisco International Airport.
“Any number of mechanical failures could have lead to the airspeed getting too slow, or possibly a human factors incident. Maybe the pilot wasn’t paying attention or allowed some other distraction that lowered the airspeed,” Miller said.
But this is all just speculation. Officials are still investigating the crash.
We do know that the plane was moving at 136 miles per hour just 16 seconds before impact. The recommended speed when approaching the runway is 157 miles per hour.