Former pilot: Water generally makes ‘approach’ for plane more stable

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A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a Boeing 777 crash at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.

Former American Airlines Pilot Jay Rollins walked msnbc’s Alex Witt through that the logistics of how a pilot typically maneuvers a plane approaching landing.

San Francisco’s International airport, like New York’s LaGuardia and LAX in Los Angeles, is surrounded by water. Rollins explained that “water makes the approach more stable” due to the constant temperature from water as opposed to being surrounded by concrete.

Rollins details what he believes might have gone wrong based on the information released thus far. Watch the clip above. 

Former pilot: Water generally makes 'approach' for plane more stable

Updated