Foreign airlines urged to use GPS in San Francisco
The FAA is advising all foreign airlines to use a GPS system instead of visual approaches when landing at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the deadly Asiana Airlines crash.
The San Francisco Chronicle says the Federal Aviation Administration issued a recommendation on Sunday that the airlines use the GPS system when landing on main runways instead of relying just on their eyes and cockpit instruments.
Pilots on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 had been cleared to make a visual approach when the plane crashed at the airport on July 6, killing three people and injuring 180.
The FAA says since then, pilots for Asiana and other foreign carriers have had more aborted landings than usual while trying to make visual approaches. The FAA didn't provide exact numbers.
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