The newspaper, citing no sources, said Park had flown back and forth to Australia, then to Hong Kong and back, and finally to Guam with only a few hours of down time.
Korean Air flight manager Kim Sin-jung denied the report, but he acknowledged that Park was assigned to the Guam route as recently as July 4. Before that, Kim said, Park had been flying other routes for three years.
Shim, the airline vice president, denied that Park had been fatigued. "There are regulations on all this," he said, "and we abide by them."
At a press center near the crash site, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Marty Jamczak, in charge of rescuing survivors and recovering human remains, told reporters that eight of the survivors had left Andersen Air Force Base on Guam on a flight to South Korea.
They were admitted to Korean hospitals, Jamczak said, for further treatment.
He said their plane left earlier than planned because a typhoon was approaching the Korean peninsula and the pilot wanted to arrive before weather made the flight difficult.
The NTSB said it would interview all of the survivors, including those who were taken to South Korea.
The search for human remains resumed Thursday after being called off Wednesday afternoon. The hiatus brought complaints from Korean families.
Ko Jong Il, a Seoul restaurateur whose older brother died in the crash, said he was one of about 300 relatives of the crash victims who have flown from Seoul to Guam. "All we want is for the corpses to be found," Ko said. "It's a Korean tradition that one bury the dead and respect the dead. . . .
"We're not sure, but we believe the search party is stalling. If something like this happened in Korea, we would have found all the bodies already, because we think the bodies are important."
Ko said the relatives are aware that the bodies are burned and will decompose more quickly in the tropical heat and humidity. "We're very scared," he said, "that when we find the bodies we won't be able to identify them.
"We do believe that the safety investigation is delaying the rescue operation. Koreans respect the bodies of the dead very much. They must have them."
Chung Dong Nam, a retired military officer who has become a well-known South Korean television and movie actor, said he came to Guam to give the victims' families higher visibility. "We understand the necessity of keeping the scene intact," he said. "But does it have to take two days?
"In the summer, with the heat and the rain, bodies decay very fast," Chung said. "The families want to confirm with their own eyes, before it's too late."
Both Jamczak and Black denied that the recovery of remains was being delayed unnecessarily.
"The recovery of remains is proceeding," Black declared. "We did not delay the recovery in any way."
Jamczak was asked why it was taking so long to count and identify the victims.
"The condition of the bodies would preclude an exact count," he replied. "We're doing all we can to preserve the remains. We're doing all that we can to maintain the sanctity of the bodies."
By midafternoon Thursday, more than 100 bodies had been recovered, but it was uncertain whether all the remains could be identified. "In some cases, not a whole body was recovered," said Gary Abe, deputy director of the NTSB. "In some cases, it was two or three pieces."
Dental records, fingerprints and other means will be used to help identify the remains, Abe said. Families also were asked to submit physical descriptions of their loved ones.
The search for remains was complicated by sporadic, very heavy tropical rain that cut visibility at times to 200 feet.
Hundreds of family members were on Guam. Many attended a brief prayer service at the press center.
The number of survivors varied in different counts.
Hospitals said 29 people survived, but the South Korean Health Ministry counted 28. The airline said the survivors included four Americans.
It identified them as Grace Chung, 11, of Marietta, Ga., and Hyun Seong Hong, Angela Shim and Jeannie Shim, whose ages were not available. The airline said they were from Guam.
Ben Hsu, 15, of Diamond Bar and Tiffany Kang, 8, of Glendale died in the crash.
Ben was headed to Guam for a long visit, and Tiffany was on her way to a family vacation.
Guam Gov. Carl T.C. Gutierrez, who faces a battle for reelection, posed for two television crews with Rika Matsuda, 11, a Japanese girl he rescued from the wreckage.
He sat on a sofa with Rika and her father, who came to Guam to take her home. Her mother died when the wreckage burned. The governor embraced Rika with his left arm and comforted her. She had bruises and scrapes on her face.
Only the two television crews were permitted to ask questions, and none were to be directed at her.
Rika did not say a word. She held onto a stuffed white rabbit.
Times staff writers Bart Everett, Richard O'Reilly, Peter Y. Hong, Ken Ellingwood and Richard E. Meyer in Los Angeles also contributed to this story.
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Focus on Flight Recorders
The National Transportation Safety Board said the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were virtually undamaged in the Guam crash. They were being studied.
WHERE THEY ARE ON THE PLANE
* (front of plane) Data acquisition system, which collects data from all over aircraft and sends it to recorders.
* Flight and voice recorders, in back of plane.
WHAT THEY RECORD
* Engine thrust
* Wing flap positions
* Fuel levels
* Flight control positions
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