National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman briefing reporters about the July 2013 crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco.
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March 11, 2014 While leading the National Transportation Safety Board, she's been a familiar face at investigations into plane crashes and other accidents. She's leaving to run the nonprofit National Safety Council.
Passengers move away from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Saturday in San Francisco. This photo was taken by a passenger.
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July 11, 2013 When the jet came to a rest, passengers were first instructed to stay put. It was another 90 seconds or so before the evacuation order was given. Investigators say pilots sometimes feel it's safer to wait for emergency personnel to arrive. But when pilots realize there's a fire, there's no choice but to get out.
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