Foreign airlines urged to use GPS at San Francisco

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    The Federal Aviation Administration 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 reports the FAA issued a recommendation Sunday that the airlines use the GPS system when landing on main runways instead of relying on just their eyes and cockpit instruments.

    Pilots on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 had been cleared to make a visual approach when the plane crash-landed on a runway at the San Francisco airport July 6. Three girls died, and 180 people were injured.

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