Dear TCA256, this is just a discussion topic, so please don't take it so personally! Yes there are many other airlines with disgraceful safety records, however Korean has been in the headlines alot lately & if you care to read other responses in this post, most people share the same view as me. You, like anyone else are free to express a differing view, however you do yourself no justice by attacking people who express a view you may not agree with!
I happen to work with an airline & do a fair amount of reading on safety, also I deal with it on a daily basis, so I think I know what I am talking about! Yes I may have been a little harsh in saying all Taiwanese carriers are bad, and I do admit that EVA have a good safety record. As far as SAA, well I don't know what you are talking about there? I stated in my post that I would happily fly with SAA (the only African carrier I probably would fly with!).
I also stated in one of my further responses that the trouble with Korean and many other airlines with bad saftey records, can't be put down to one thing, it is usually a range of problems, not least of which is a lack of CRM. As stated before ALL airlines have a responsibility to the passengers they carry - Their goal should always be 'Safety First', in everything they do!
The number one reason for airline crashes - is controlled aircraft flown into terrain. Not maintenance or any other reason! Look at the stats now!
Regards - BZF
Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!