The cockpit voice recorder of Asiana Airlines Flight 214
appears to show the South Korean pilots attempting to abort
the landing just 1.5 seconds before it crashed at San Francisco
International Airport, the National Transportation Safety
Board chairman said Sunday, according to an
The plane was head up and tail
down while landing
A moment of crash
The parents of one of the girls
died in crash collapsed when receiving the news
"The flight was coming in too slow and too low" due
to pilots' error, which might be the reason why they tried
to abort the landing.
Among 307 people on board, 182 were hospitalised with two
high school girls from China died in the crash.
It was truly devastating for the parents of the deceased,
considering the couples are allowed to have one child only.
For decades, China's notorious family planning authority
harrases the Han Chinese couples with a child to have a tubal
ligation or vasectomy as a measure to prevent them from having
a second child. To a people with a culture that traditionally
values producing offspring and nurturing next generation
as the first priority for a family and for the nation, these
measures are as cruel as what Nazi once did to the German
Jews - mind, the top officials in the family planning administration
were/are mainly the descendents of the Manchus and ethnic
Koreans; and mind also the ethnic Koreans and Manchus in
Manchuria area in China's Northeast are in fact encouraged
and even financially rewarded for having second child. But
the parents of the two deceased girls are Han
Chinese, like the more than 90 per cent of people in
China. Ironically, Chinese government recently made it compulsory
for adult children to visit their aging parents every two
weeks, but mentioned nothing what government is going to
do for the aging
population. Imagine how these childless parents are going
to cope when they get old.
Now talking about the Koreans, we mean the South
Koreans. Despite this is a people very good at trumping
up their advancement in almost all areas, they are capable
at one practical thing only: plastic surgery. That explains
why Saturday crash is not an isolated event but an incident
waiting to happen.
According to South Korea's Central Daily News, at the time
of the crash, it was the co-pilot on the controls of the
airplane who only became a qualified cargo pilot in 2001
and gained the airline transport pilot license recently with
a total of 43 hours of relevant flying experience.
"South Korea airline relies heavily on low price to
expand its business overseas with no regard to its weak infrastructure,
such as inadequate number of experienced
pilots, which is why they keep recruiting unemployed
Japanese pilots to work in Korea, (事实上韩国的航空公司近年来借助“价格优势”急速扩张，可惜基础实力跟不上，比如合格的飞行员...
早听说韩国航空公司不停挖失业的日航飞行员，看来也确实是“迫于无奈”... )" a Chinese
self-addressed as "驻日观察员“
Other Chinese pointed out that South Korean airline's bad
safety record is not a recent phenomenon. "In 1997,
a South Korean jumbo jet crashed in jungle hills in Guam.
Of a total of 254 people on board, 228 died in the crash.
Upon examining the black box, more than a dozen of operational
mistakes performed by the South Korean pilots were identified,
as the result South
Korea had to hire US company to help manage its airline
business (1997年韩航在関岛撞山，后来查黑盒子，发现机长连续犯了十几个错误，副机长和工程师欲言又止，在那之后韩航就请美国管理公司去整顿了)," cyber
identity mmf recalled.
There are also Chinese who posted their personal experiences
with the airline. A cyber resident net named "专灭西崽" wrote, "It
wasn't often for me to go to airport picking up someone,
and when I did I would sit at a coffee shop nearby watching
the planes landing and taking off. For twice I witnessed
South Korean planes aborted their initial landing and flew
into air again, while all other aircrafts had no trouble
to land safely, which means it is a common problem with South
Korean pilots. At the time when I saw that, I said to myself
gosh I would never take a South Korean plane. (本人偶去机场接人，在机场附近的咖啡馆看飞机起降，就两次碰见韩航的飞机降落失败拉起复飞，而其后面的飞机都能够平稳降落，可见不是低概率事件。当时就下定决心，坚决不乘坐韩航的飞机),"
One question that is frequently asked is why so many kids
had to take a cheap airline deal to go to the United States
for a so-called summer camp. An US based Netizen called "马甲飘飘"
reported: "Last summer I went to a top US college and
saw the campus was swamped by Chinese kids (去年夏天去一个美国前5名的名牌大学，校园里到处是中国来的夏令营，人数快要超过暑假校园里的学生了)."
It is know that each student paid around 30,000 RMB for
a three-week US tour for the purpose of improving their English.
To the majority of Chinese families, that is not a small
expense. For one thing, many of those Chinese parents may
never award themselves a holiday like this; and for another
thing, many of parents in the developed countries may never
be able to afford their kids to join a summer camp like this.
But it is English improvement part that really gets some
Chinese feel agitated.
"It's all the fault of bloody English. To improve your
English in two weeks, what a bullshit (都是尼玛英语害的。十五天增加个屁的英语能力),"
online identity beepee commented. Chinese premier Li Keqiang
and his wife were both from a very humble background but
love to present themselves as someone from world's elite
club - they spoke
Chinglish to each other at home all the time and Li even
once prohibited his staff from speaking Chinese in office
meeting. With such pathetic guy as the government head, it's
not surprising to see so many Chinese parents be tricked
into digging deep into their pockets for a three week English
tour in the United States.
However, for those in the US government and those behind
the US government, what they want to teach Chinese kids traveling
to America are more than just English. The 34 high school
students, among them two died, were on their way to attend
the summer camp at a Christian school in the San Fernando
Valley community of West Hills.