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Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash

NTSB handout file photo shows an investigator looking at the the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport

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In the crucial minutes before an Asiana Airlines flight crashed in San Francisco last summer, the pilots voiced concern about the plane's low speed but did nothing to correct it until just before it hit the ground.

A hearing on Wednesday into the July 6 crash that killed three people and injured more than 180, highlighted the pilots' mistaken reliance on the autopilot to maintain their airspeed but also Korean cultural factors that may have played a role and the design of the flight controls. (AP)

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