Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2511 times:
From today's Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Online News.
"Silk Air crash deemed deliberate
A court in Singapore has been told that a Silk Air jet which crashed in 1997 killing all 104 people on board, was deliberately driven into the ground.
A court action in Singapore has been brought by the families of six victims, suing Silk Air which is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines.
In the latest evidence to be heard, a former flying instructor with the Royal Australian Air Force, Maurie Baston, told the court that there was more than sufficient technical evidence to support the view that flight MI-185 was literally driven into the ground.
The Boeing 737 was on its way from Jakarta to Singapore when it plunged into an Indonesian river in December 1997.
Early in the trial another Australian flight simulator instructor, Captain John Lamming, testified that the crash was caused by deliberate action from the cockpit.
The captain was piloting the jet when it commenced its very sudden and deadly descent."
Hugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
I hope that this is not white-washed or glossed-over by the authorities to protect the all-important "IMAGE". It will ultimately be a disservice to ALL if Singapore and SQ suppress the truth because it can be damaging. In fact, cover-ups are often more damaging in the long-run. SQ should be keenly aware of human factors even under the most controlled conditions- i.e. SQ staff can "lose it" too. Instead of hiding it, it should be brought out in the open.