Attorneys representing victims and relatives of those killed or injured when
Those findings bolster claims made by attorneys for Los Angeles firm Kreindler & Kreindler, which represents crash victims and relatives of the dead.
The findings, they said, could help resolve pending lawsuit claims.
"The conclusions contribute to our view that crew mismanagement on approach was initially caused by their confusion over Boeing's automatic throttles," Kreindler attorney Brian Alexander said.
The panel, which met in Washington, also blamed the pilots' failure to monitor airspeed and altitude, and said they waited too long to abort the landing for another try.
Overall, the NTSB made 27 recommendations to the
Key among the recommendations is enhanced training for using Boeing's automatic throttles and reviews to help the company refine the devices. The NTSB also called for a working group to come up with a better landing alert system for pilots that considers a number of parameters such as altitude, airspeed and the capabilities of jet engines.