FAA investigators said Wednesday that the pilot flying Asiana Airlines flight 214 told them that he was blinded by a bright light when 500 feet above the ground. It was at that altitude that the pilots began attempting to make control adjustments in order to increase the plane’s speed and avoid a crash. The blinding of the chief pilot, who was at the controls, might have caused him to lose the crucial few seconds needed to set up the plane to do a go-around and make another approach.
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