For a bit of perspective that is sure to go unreported in the USA press and elsewhere, please read this first-hand account of the reason why the KAL flight crashed a few weeks ago.
After reading that, my opinion of just what went wrong on that 777 is that you can call it two ways, at least:
- Asian culture is broken when it comes to training pilots or
- Pilot Error every.single.crash. – and gee why does this keep happening?
Of course, to point out that typical Asian cultures are deficient when it comes to training a pilot competent to fly his own plane (vs. trusting the robots) when compared to the West is . . . RACIST so feel free to just forget you read the whole thing, and feel comfortable flying all over Asia with pilots having “10,000 hours of flight experience”