“New Day” is covering the latest in the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 this morning, from the investigation into the moment of impact, to what can be learned from the crash.
CNN learned that the pilot at the helm of Flight 214 had only 43 hours of experience flying that plane, and was making his first attempt landing the Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport.
“We do know that this pilot had only piloted a 777 nine times in total,” CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez reports from San Francisco. “Though he was a veteran pilot, with about 10,000 hours of flying time, this was considered a training flight.”
While the pilot is in the spotlight this morning, Marquez says investigators are now trying to figure out why and how the plane came in so steep and so slow. Clipping the sea wall, sliding down the runway, and pinwheeling at one point, almost fully vertical, Flight 214 erupted into a cloud of dust and smoke when it crashed.
“Officials say the pilot tried to increase speed seven seconds before impact. At four seconds, the 350-ton-plane's shake stick device jolted violently, a warning the massive jet was going too slowly, stalling," Marquez reports. "Just 1 1/2 seconds before many slamming into the seawall, the pilot called to abort the landing.”
According to NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman maintains, “There is no discussion of any aircraft anomalies or concerns.”
So what went wrong in the plane crash? CNN has obtained exclusive video showing the moment of impact.
Aviation Attorney and former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation Mary Schiavo weighs in on “New Day” to explain it in detail.
“They were going too slow,” Schiavo says based on the video. “They were under the recommended guidelines for the speed of the plane, and they were way too low below what's called the glide path.”
Schiavo says they would have had a chance had they done something at that time.
“When they finally did do the evasive maneuvers or try to give themselves more power at 1.5 seconds, it was too late,” Schiavo says. “There was simply no time.”
Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.