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.The recording had characteristics that would be expected of a normal electrical power shutdown of the CVR. Therefore, the stoppage of the CVR could be a result of the loss of power to the unit. According to the aircraft wiring diagram 24- 58-11anbsp;...
|Title||:||AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS: MECHANICAL FAILURE Or SUICIDE (1) the Crash of SilkAir Flight 185|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2010-09|