Malcolm Gladwell wrote a response to Ask a Korean's post about Asiana 214 and the cultural theory of airplane crashes (and AaK responded to Gladwell's response). I note this mainly for the record because I wrote about this earlier, just in case you want to delve deeper and decide the merits for yourself. For myself, frankly, I don't really know nor care whether it's Korean culture (whatever that word might actually mean) or something else that is the underlying cause of Koreans not knowing the basics of how to fly airplanes. What matters is the fact, apparently not in dispute, that Koreans do not know the basics of how to fly airplanes. And until they figure it out I stand by my advice to avoid flying on Korean airlines if you can.