On 19 December 1997 SilkAir Flight 185, a Boeing 737-300, operated by SilkAir, Singapore, on its way from Jakarta to Singapore, crashed at about 16:13 local time into the Musi river near Palembang, South Sumatra. All 97 passengers and seven crew members were killed. Prior to the sudden descent from 35, 000 feet, the flight data recorders stopped recording at different times. There were no mayday calls transmitted from the airplane prior or during the rapid descent. The weather at the time of the crash was fine.A maintenance document showed that a fuselage patch repair was carried out on the aircraft on 28 April 1997. The repair was carried out by SIA Engineering Company in accordance with the Boeing 737 Structural Repair Manual 53-00-01, anbsp;...
|Title||:||AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS: MECHANICAL FAILURE Or SUICIDE (1) the Crash of SilkAir Flight 185|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2010-09|