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Officials probe why crashed SF jet flew too slow

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Officials investigating a jetliner crash in san francisco have determined that asiana airlines flight 214 was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway. what they don't yet know is whether the pilot's inexperience with this type of aircraft and at this airport played a role. a day after the jetliner crash landed in san francisco, killing two people and sending more than 180 to hospitals, officials said sunday that the probe was also focusing on whether the airport or plane's equipment could have also malfunctioned.

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