• Kyodo


The pilot of an Asiana Airlines passenger jet that made a hard landing at Hiroshima Airport last month tried to abort and go around for a second attempt two seconds before the plane clipped a communications tower short of the runway, the Japan Transport Safety Board said.

Investigators are looking into whether the pilot acted appropriately and whether bad weather played a part in the April 14 incident, in which Asiana Flight 162 from Seoul ripped through a localizer array, slammed into the runway and then veered onto grass, coming to rest damaged and with some of its passengers injured.

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