Re: Silk Air flight 185 crash

Date:         22 Feb 99 03:29:08 
From:         "ITRADE" <>
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Gerard Foley <> wrote in article <airliners.1999.176@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
> James Matthew Weber ( wrote:
> : The current issue of Aviation Week and Space Technology reports that

> : "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."
> Was a CVR recovered from this aircraft?

>From what I remember of the investigation report, one of the pilots
reportedly got up and got out of his seat.  He may have even gotten
out of the cockpit.  Soon after, unexplicably, the CVR was shut off.
The FDR continued to run.  It was suspected that the suicidal pilot
turned the CVR off.