Silk Air flight 185 crash

From: (James Matthew Weber)
Date:         Wed, 10 Feb 1999 01:53:14 GMT
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The current issue of Aviation Week and Space Technology reports that
Indonesia's Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission is likely to
rule that the cause of the accident was suicide by the captain.

There have been a number of efforts to re-enact the flifhg from based
upon radar and transponder data. I quote the results directly from the
Avweek article:

"They lead to the conclusion that only deliberate action by a
crewmember could have resulted in the steep descent profile that the
737-300 experienced before it crashed on the island of Sumatra,
according to persons familiar with the tests."