Plane crash http://northernpublicradio.org en Asiana Flight Tried To Abort Landing Seconds Before Crash http://northernpublicradio.org/post/asiana-flight-tried-abort-landing-seconds-crash <p>Asiana Airlines Flight 214 tried to abort its landing and come in for another try just 1 1/2 seconds before it crashed Saturday at San Francisco airport, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.</p><p>That was the information gleaned from the jetliner's cockpit voice recorder, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said at a Sunday news conference. NTSB chief Deborah Hersman also said about 7 seconds prior to impact, there was a call to increase speed.</p><p>She said the flight data recorder captured the entire flight.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:28:16 +0000 NPR News 32572 at http://northernpublicradio.org Asiana Flight Tried To Abort Landing Seconds Before Crash Pilot killed in plane crash near Monroe Center identified http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pilot-killed-plane-crash-near-monroe-center-identified <p>A&nbsp;Will County man&nbsp;&nbsp;who took off from the DeKalb airport en route to Rockford was killed shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday when the single-engine plane he was&nbsp;piloting crashed in a farm field at 19164 Crill Road near Monroe Center.</p><p>UPDATE:&nbsp;As of Tuesday night, the Ogle County Coroner had not released the man&#39;s name, but both&nbsp;the Chicago Tribune&nbsp;and the Chicago Sun-Times&nbsp;cite people close to the pilot&nbsp;who&nbsp;identify him as Tom Plodzien, resident of Meadow Creek Airpark, outside of Monee. Records list Plodzien, 77, as the owner of the plane.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Earlier in the day,&nbsp;WNIJ&#39;s Mike Moen reported from the scene that authorities were preventing onlookers and reporters from getting close to the crash itself, which was obscured by the corn crop. He said a helicopter hovered above the site and an ambulance was near the actual crash, but he was unable to see specifically what was happening.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:04:34 +0000 WNIJ 13970 at http://northernpublicradio.org Pilot killed in plane crash near Monroe Center identified