Re: High tech jets = High risk jets?

From:         jhacker@ix.netcom.com (Jeffrey Hacker )
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Date:         27 Dec 95 21:43:50 
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In <airliners.1995.2002@ohare.Chicago.COM> Airam J Preto
<airam@cs.man.ac.uk> writes:

>alfonso@melbpc.org.au (Vince Alfonso) wrote:
>>The most obvious exceptions to this local rule are SIA, Cathay and
>>DragonAir.  All use expatriate crews extensivley and as such all enjoy
>>a high saftey and service standard  ...

>This is prejudice.
>
>Do you really think that the nationality of the crew makes any difference
>in terms of proficiency and professionalism?
>
>What about the training received from the airliners manufacturers and
>the certification according to international standards (in the case of
>international flights)?
>
>Could give concrete examples, instead of personal opinion?

I believe there has been at least one accident (Korean Air, I think)
attributed to an expat crew being unable to communicate in the cockpit
- American co-pilot and Korean pilot, I think - about two or three
years ago.  Anybody have any more info?

Jeff