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John Stennes / Forum News Service University of North Dakota aviation students Ben Mossberd, left, and Alec Davis train on a flight simulator Monday.

UND student pilots learn from accidents in aviation industry


GRAND FORKS — As Asiana Airlines Flight 214 approached the runway at San Francisco International Airport this past July, the pilots voiced concern that the aircraft was flying too slow but did nothing to about it until just before the aircraft hit the ground.

A National Transportation Safety Board hearing last week highlighted the pilots’ mistaken reliance on the autopilot to maintain their airspeed.

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Tu-Uyen Tran
Tran is content editor for the Herald. He began work at the newspaper in 1999 as a reporter and has covered business, City Hall, higher education and science. Before his current position, he served as night editor. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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