How cross cultural differences caused Korean Airlines problems

A very interesting post on how cross cultural differences between makers of airplanes Boeing and Airbus (located in small power distance countries) and pilots from South Korea (large power distance country) caused series of dangerous situations and accidents in the late 90′s.

Planes produced by Airbus and Boeing are supposed to be flown by 2 pilots without a a significant power distance between them, where one pilot corrects the other when necessary. As a result of the large power distance between the pilots working for South Korean Airlines more than once the co-pilot would not correct mistakes made by the other pilot.

How cross cultural differences caused Korean Airlines problems