"We just don't do that" Asiana pilot WOW

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    July 16 (Bloomberg) -- As the Asiana Airlines Inc. jet neared Los Angeles International Airport, Captain Vic Hooper told his Korean co-pilot to make a visual approach, meaning he’d manually fly instead of letting automation do the work.
    The co-pilot froze, leaving them too high and off course, Hooper said about the incident, which occurred several years ago. Hooper said he had to take over the controls to get the Boeing Co. 777 back on track.
    “I don’t need to know this,” Hooper said the co-pilot told him later, explaining why a maneuver that’s second nature to most U.S. airline pilots rattled him. “We just don’t do this.”

    http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloo...ilots-Say-Manual-Flying-Secondary-4667588.php

    I'm reconsidering my flights on Asiana!
     

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