There were four pilots on the Asiana Airlines craft, rotating in two-person shifts during the 10 hour-plus flight.
One of the pilots was Lee Jeong-min, a veteran with "long experience", according to a senior Asiana official.
Lee, in his late 40s, has 12,387 hours of flying experience, including 3,220 hours on the Boeing 777, according to the Transport Ministry in Seoul.
A second pilot on board the aircraft, Lee Kang-kook, has 9,793 hours flying experience and 43 hours on the 777.
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