Korea Proposes Dumb Solution To Improve Aircraft Safety

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    Historically Korean airlines have abysmal safety records. They've gotten better over recent years, but going back a couple of decades, Korean Air had a pathetic safety record. Korean cockpit culture was almost unarguably the primary cause of this. Korean society is very hierarchical and respectful, and a lot of the accidents have simply come down to first officers not wanting to question the decisions of captains, given that they'd basically be "insulting" them. There's perhaps no accident where that's more transparent than Korean Air 8509, whereby the first officer saw exactly what was causing the accident, but didn't say anything: It's summed up pretty well by Malcolm Gladwell, who describes the issue as follows: The post Korea Proposes Dumb Solution To Improve Aircraft Safety appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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