Asiana Airlines says pilot error partly to blame for San Francisco plane crash

South Korea's Asiana Airlines admitted Tuesday that pilot error was partly to blame for the crash of Asiana flight 214 in San Francisco last July, in which three people were killed.

Lee Hyomin, a spokeswoman for Asiana Airlines, said the pilot was not solely responsible for the crash but "could have failed to respond quickly" to factors including problems with the aircraft's auto throttle system.

Scores of passengers were also injured when the Boeing 777 struck the seawall at San Francisco International Airport and tumbled down the runway.

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