The Korean Air Co. The airline's global headquarters is located in Seoul , South Korea. The owner family of Hanjin Group is still the airline's largest and controlling, shareholder; Cho, Won-Tae Walter Cho , its current Chairman and CEO, is the third generation of the family to lead the airline. Korean Air's international passenger division and related subsidiary cargo division together serve cities in 44 countries, while its domestic division serves 13 destinations. It is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also one of the top-ranked international cargo airlines.
The aircraft crashed into Hatfield Forest near the village of Great Hallingbury , close to but clear of some houses. All four crew on board were killed. The aircraft involved was a year-old Boeing F freighter registered HL First flown on 4 April , the aircraft had completed 15, flights with a total flight time of 83, hours before its fatal flight. Following the plane's departure from Tashkent on the previous flight segment, one of its inertial navigation units INUs had partially failed, providing erroneous roll data to the captain's attitude director indicator ADI or artificial horizon.