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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the runway's automatic landing aids were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday.
Nelson Mandela's tearful widow was among scores of mourners who paid their last respects before his open casket Wednesday, as the much-loved leader lay in state. The procession passed the central prison where he was jailed in 1962 for incitement and leaving the country illegally.
South Africa's deaf community on Wednesday accused the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial of being a fake who had merely flapped his arms around during speeches. "He's a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town. The interpreter, who translated US President Barack Obama's speech, looked as if he was "trying to swat a few flies away from his face and his head". "The deaf community in South Africa are completely outraged and nobody knows who he is," said Loening.