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Old Jan 23, 13, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by NFeldberg View Post
They are very safe. The JACDEC data is completely false in just about every aspect of airline safety. What I see are two guys morbidly obsessed with airplane crashes who really have nothing better to do then put out misleading information to sell their book. Korean Air is also a concern. It looks like they reference accidents from the 80s when a Captain at Korean Air was the absolute authority. The other pilots were not allowed to question his decisions which ultimately lead to a crash as they 747 strayed into Russian airspace and was shot down. Since then, Korean is probably one of the safest airlines in the World. In the early 90s they finally corrected their cockpit communications by hiring U.S pilots to implement a form of CRM (crew resource management) The other Korean air incident was a bomb.
They only improved in the 2000s.
KE801 crashed in Guam occurred in 1997 and KE8509 crash in London occurred in 1999.
Both of those incidents happened because of pilot error.

They are as safe as anyone now, though.
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