Maybe it's a translation problem but a few things strike me about the above linked article..
They said it made no sense for the pilot who earned 200 million won a year
That's nearly €130 000 or US$ 180 000. That is a healthy salary. And a ridiculous currency.
to engage in an insurance scam by taking his life and destroying the airplane full of highly valuable cargo.
This sounds extremely callous to me, like ''If you want to kill yourself fine, but please make it cheap.'' But maybe Korean culture is similar to Japanese, where suicide seems socially accepted for those who have brought shame upon their name. Taking a plane down with you would just make the shame bigger instead of cleansing you of your failure. Still peculiar to my European ear they mention the aircraft, but not the life of the other pilot.
In any way.. I don't envy the salvage team in any way. What a gruesome sight that must have been. Hopefully the blackbox can deliver conclusive evidence as to what caused the crash and help prevent future accidents. At least in that way they died for something more meaningful than financial debt or defunct cargo.
..sick of it. -K. Pilkington.