July 10th, 2013
11:19 AM ET

Did Pilots on Flight 214 Have Enough Experience?

“New Day” is following the latest in the investigation into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 this morning with shocking new information to report about the men in the cockpit at the time.

CNN'S Miguel Marquez is live at San Francisco International Airport with more on the developments.

This morning CNN has learned that the pilot behind the controls was only halfway through his training on that Boeing 777 with ten legs under his belt, and about 35 hours on that plane.

“The man in command of the Asiana flight was experienced on the 747,” Marquez says. “But this was his first time landing a 777 here.”

And while the co-pilot was very experienced flying a 777, this was his first time as an instructor on the aircraft.

Aviation Attorney Mary Schiavo weighs in on details.

The former Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, Schiavo calls both those facts “shockingly inadequate.”

“First of all when they said he's thrown ten legs, they didn't say trips,” Schiavo says. She defines legs as when you land and take off.

“You can rack up ten legs in two trips," Schiavo explains. "So I think when the facts come out, we will find he had flown this plane on very few trips. maybe as few as two or three.”

Schiavo says the co-pilot’s role as a first-time instructor also shows “that they are experienced in crew resource management, meaning he's not challenging the very unsuccessful pilot, they're not on top of the communication with each other.”

Follow the moments leading up to the crash and afterward at CNN.com.

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