Singapore Airlines and SilkAir plane crashes since 1972

The following numbered events involve the death of at least one airline passenger where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur. The events that are not numbered are listed because they meet the criteria of a significant event as defined by

  1. 19 December 1997; SilkAir 737-300; 9V-TRF; flight 185; near Palembang, Indonesia: The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Jakarta, Indonesia to Singapore. While cruising at FL350, the aircraft rapidly descended, broke up in flight, and crashed in a river about 35 miles (56 km) north of Palembang while en route between Jakarta and Singapore. The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder ceased recording prior to the rapid descent. All seven crew members and 97 passengers were killed.

  2. 31 October 2000; Singapore Airlines 747-400; 9V-SPK; flight 006; Taipei, Taiwan:
    The aircraft crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Taipei on a scheduled flight international flight from Taipei, Taiwan to Los Angeles. The aircraft reportedly attempted to take off on a runway that was undergoing repairs and struck construction equipment on the runway. There was rain and wind in the area from an approaching typhoon at the time of the crash. There were four of the 20 crew members, and 79 fatailities among the 159 passengers were killed.
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Other Information
Issues in Asian Aviation Safety - 25 May 2000

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir plane crashes since 1972 -- Revised: 29 September 2014