Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

SilkAir flight 185--19 December 1997

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 2 December 2017

Date: 19 December 1997

Location: Sumatra, Indonesia

Type of event: criminal


SilkAir Flight 185 aircraft broke up and crashed following rapid descent under control of the pilot; U.S. NTSB concluded the pilot likely intentionally crashed the aircraft; those killed included 46 Singapore citizens, 23 Indonesians, 10 Malaysians, 5 Americans.

Consequences: 104 killed


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