SilkAir Flight 185
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.
|Date||19 December 1997|
|Site||Musi River, Palembang, Indonesia |
2°27′30″S 104°56′12″E / 2.45833°S 104.93667°ECoordinates: 2°27′30″S 104°56′12″E / 2.45833°S 104.93667°E
|Aircraft type||Boeing 737-36N|
|Flight origin||Soekarno–Hatta Int'l Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Destination||Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore|
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.
Passengers and crew[change | change source]
SilkAir issued a press release on 19 December 1997 with a passenger count by nationality, and another the following day with crew details and a complete passenger manifest.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Report No. 3, Friday 19 December 1997, 2145hrs (Singapore time)" (Press release). SilkAir. 1997-12-19. Archived from the original on 1998-02-24. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
- ↑ "Report No. 7, Saturday 20 December 1997, 1100 hrs (Singapore time)" (Press release). SilkAir. 1997-12-20. Archived from the original on 1998-02-24. Retrieved 2021-11-03.