SilkAir Flight 185

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On December 19, 1997 a SilkAir Boeing 737-300 operated as SilkAir Flight 185 was a flight from Jakarta to Singapore with 97 passengers and 7 crew members on-board, which crashed into the Musi River for unknown reasons killing all 104 people on-board.

The cause of the crash remains disputed for the National Transportation Safety Committee, but the National Transportation Safety Board concludes the crash as a pilot suicide by the captain. But the Los Angeles Court thinks that the cause of the crash was a rudder malfunction.

Victims' nationalities
Nationality Passengers Crew Total
 Singapore 40 6 46
 Indonesia 23 0 23
 Malaysia 10 0 10
 Mexico 7 0 7
 United States 5 0 5
 France 5 0 5
 Belgium 4 0 4
 Germany 4 0 4
 Cuba 3 0 3
 Philippines 3 0 3
 United Kingdom 3 0 3
 Japan 2 0 2
 Canada 2 0 2
 Netherlands 1 0 1
 Italy 1 0 1
 Israel 1 0 1
 Austria 1 0 1
 India 1 0 1
 Romania 1 0 1
 Taiwan 1 0 1
 South Africa 1 0 1
 Argentina 1 0 1
 Spain 1 0 1
 Venezuela 1 0 1
 Australia 1 0 1
 New Zealand 0 1 1
Total 97 7 104