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Pratt & Whitney Engines Powered Asiana Plane

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The airplane that crashed over the weekend, killing two people and sending more than 180 people to hospitals in California, was powered by Pratt & Whitney engines made in Connecticut and the company will be taking part in the investigation.

Officials who are investigating Saturday's crash determined that Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was traveling "significantly below" the target speed during its approach and that the crew tried to abort the landing just before it smashed onto the runway.

What they don't yet know is whether the pilot's inexperience with the aircraft and at SFO played a role.

Saturday was the first time he landed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport.

A spokesman for Pratt & Whitney said they have a team in San Francisco helping in the investigation, NBC News reports.

As part of the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation, officials will also be sending the engines back to the Windsor Locks facility.

“On July 6, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines was involved in an accident at San Francisco International Airport. Pratt & Whitney is cooperating fully with investigating authorities, however we are unable to offer any further comment as the investigation is ongoing,” Pratt & Whitney said in a statement released on Saturday evening.



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