Eerily Reminiscent of the Sewol Captain's Order?
Remember Asiana Flight 241? July 6, 2013? The airplane that crash-landed at the San Francisco Airport? According to Brian Ries, "NTSB Blames Pilots in July 2013 Asiana Airlines Crash" (Mashable, July 24, 2014), the pilot gave a strange order:
The NTSB credited the aircraft's flight attendants for initiating the evacuation, overriding the pilot's orders to wait.If true, this is eerily reminiscent of the Sewol captain's order that passengers remain waiting in their cabins. I won't make a cultural critique of this, as if this had to do with something unique about Korean culture. No, I think it's universal code for "We don't know what the f**k we're doing, so don't move till someone arrives who does know."
Fortunately, the flight attendants did know what to do . . .