- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 11, 2013

Federal officials are investigating whether the bright light seen by the pilot of the Asiana crash at San Francisco International could have been a laser pointed at the cockpit.

Rookie pilot Lee Kang Kuk was making his first landing at the airport Saturday when he said he saw a bright light flash as he approached the runway.

Moving too low to the ground and too slowly, the Boeing 777 crash landed, killing two young women and injuring many others.

Deborah Hersman, who chairs the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), said that the use of lasers had not been ruled out, Sky News reported.

Authorities have not confirmed the light was what caused the crash.

There were four pilots on board, but the National Transportation Safety Board is focusing on the pilot, who rarely flew a Boeing 777, and Lee Jeong-Min, who was training him at the time of the crash, Sky News said.

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