SQ006 crash final report to be out mid-Feb
Investigations into the crash of Singapore Airlines flight SQ 006 in Taipei about 14 months ago are complete and a report on the findings is likely to be released by the middle of next month.
Isnin Sohot, one of 13 surviving crew member aboard the plane, returned to the skies last May but not without some trepidation.
Isnin, an in-flight supervisor, said: "I did my first solo flight, if I'm not mistaken, to Brisbane. It departed from Singapore. It was at night and it was raining...but once airborne... it (fear) slowly subsided and back to normal."
Another SQ006 crew who has been given the green light to return to flying is Amir Husin.
He'll fly to Perth in Western Australia next week in his first flight since the crash in October 2000.
For the leading steward, it was never a question of whether he'd return to work, but when.
His family, however, doesn't share his enthusiasm.
He said: "At first they were very very against my intention to fly but as time can heal the wound.... I talked to them.....I said that all this is fate, and they started to realise that all I said are true."
But flight stewardess Charlynn Chua isn't so confident.
She said: "I feel a bit more pessimistic in life. I used to feel that accidents won't happen to me, like what everybody thinks. But now it's different. Actually it does happen to me so I'll get more pessimistic, like being afraid of accidents and things like that."
In fact, Charlynn is so afraid of loud noises and vibrations that she doesn't even take the MRT.
She hasn't decided if she'll return to flying or opt for a ground job with SIA.
In the meantime, she's pursuing a long-distance MBA at an Australian university.
SIA is supporting her financially.