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[CARD NEWS] In remembrance of the three victims of the Lynx chopper

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Oct 27,2016
In remembrance of the three victims of the Lynx chopper

1) “Parents, you better not to see the body as it is severely damaged.”
- A Navy official
On Sept. 27th, at 6 p.m., I heard that the body of my son was found.
Picture) On Sept. 27th, at around 6 p.m., the Navy found the body of a missing passenger from the Lynx chopper, 1030 meters under the sea during its search operation that used a remotely operated underwater vehicle.

2) On the night of Sept. 26th, my son participated a naval military drill and piloted the Lynx helicopter. 21 hours later, he was found dead.

3) ‘Quality assurance documents of the components equipped in the Lynx chopper were forged’
Few hours later the funeral was set, I stumbled upon a report that the bolts used for the chopper were possibly faulty, which was painful to hear. I came up with the idea that it might be a man-made disaster.

4)
‘No more corruptions on defense and military arms are allowed anymore as those matters with the lives of people.’
On the following day, I demanded an explanation to the Chief of Navy Operations.
He answered he understood.

5) To be a pilot was my son’s dream.
In 2005, he commissioned as a military officer of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Then he became a pilot in 2010 after applying for a naval cadet.

6) My son who achieved his dream is not here with me anymore.
We must thoroughly establish the cause of the accident.
The tragic must not be repeated.

7) On Oct. 2nd, on the last day of the funeral, I bade my son a sorrowing farewell.

8) As a matter to respect my son’s willing to protect our nation, I will donate a part of compensation granted by the government to a scholarship foundation for the bereaved family of navy.
- This was rewritten in the first point of view with the interview of pastor Kim jae-ho, the father of the late Lieutenant Kim-kyung min.

9) On Sept. 26th, Lieutenants Kim kyung-min and Park yoo-shin, and Chief Petty Officer Hwang sung-chul passed away as the Lynx chopper fell during the ROK-U.S. combined operation drill against the fifth nuclear test conducted by North Korea.

10) After the incident happened, irregularities have been uncovered that several companies in defense industry have forged the quality assurance documents of components used for naval arms as well as the Lynx chopper for last four years.

11) About 600 documents were falsified, and the authority has made over 400 contracts without any doubt. 71 components were later turned out to be defective.

12) A component featured in managing the speed of pusher propeller installed in Gwanggaeto the Great-class destroyer, a Korean antisubmarine destroyer, fell short of the standard.
< Gwanggaeto the Great-class destroyer and a patrol frigate >

13) < A South Korean Navy’s amphibious assault ship, Dokdo-ship >
An electricity generating filter from Dokdo-ship was also found defective.
Nevertheless, the authority did not take any measure against the companies in corruptions.

14) On Oct. 1st, the Navy salvaged the chopper the victims were aboard. They are investigating the exact cause of the accident.

15) It is unclear yet whether the incident is concerned with the corruptions of the defense industry. However, one thing is clear that nobody should joke around with the military arms anymore, as the lives of the soldiers depend on it.

16) We pray for the reposes of Lieutenants Kim kyung-min, Park yoo-shin, and officer Hwang sung-chul, those who passed away during the late-night military drill.
We will remember your sacrifice.



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