PerthWA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
Firstly, did they come to conclusions about the SilkAir flight (737-300) that crashed in Indonesia 2 years ago?
Did they established why it crashed?
Secondly, I recall people mentioning the production line that this plane belonged to, Boeing forogt a line of wivets in the rear elevator, thus causing a potential hazard during flight, can someone please elaborate on this, confirming that it was true, and tell me if this problem was rectified in all the concerned aircrafts.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1382 times:
The leading theory reported is pilot-sucide, as the Captain supposedly had some financial problems. You might check www.aviation-safety.net for particulars.
As far as the missing rivets are/were concerned, the concensus was that there were a consequence of SilkAir's accident sequence, and not the precipitator of it. True, Boeing did inspect all aircraft, and did find a couple of other missing rivets here and there, but it wasn't anything major from what I recall.