Pilots sue boss for saying “flying easier than driving a car”

Pilot union hits back with lawsuit for contempt and defamation
Pilots at Korean Air are suing the airline’s chairman, Cho Yang-Ho, after he commented on social media that “flying is easier than driving a car”.
A union for the pilots has filed a lawsuit for contempt and defamation to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office.
The chairman had been responding to a Facebook post by a Korean Air pilot where the pilot described the complex procedures needed to become a qualified commercial pilot.
“What pilots have to do is just to decide to go or not to go. […] Flying is done by autopilot, and the flying is easier than driving a car. Only in case of an emergency do we need pilots. You are exaggerating too much,” the chairman wrote, as quoted by South Korea’s Yonhap News.
The union responded that “our honour was defamed and we were insulted by chairman Cho’s comment.”


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