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SilkAir Plane makes Safe Landing in Brunei after Bird Strike

silkairSilkAir Private Limited flight SQ-182 made a safe landing at Brunei International Airport, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on December 13.

The Airbus A320-200 was en-route from Singapore, when a bird hit its left side wing on its approach to Brunei airport.

The plane landed safely.

All passengers aboard remained unhurt.

The Silk Air Airbus Hits Fiery Fast Brakes In Solo

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What: Silkair Airbus A319-100 en route from Singapore to Solo Indonesia
Where: Solo
When: Mar 6th 2012
Who: 124 passengers and 7 crew
Why: On landing at Solo, the plane touched down with the left main gear afire.

Passengers evacuated by way of emergency slides. There were no injuries reported.

The cause of the gear fire is under investigation although SilkAir says the smoke originated in overheated breaks and that there was no fire.

Silk Air: Accidental or Homicide?

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What: SilkAir Boeing 737-36N en route from Jakarta, Indonesia to Singapore
Where: Musi River
When: Dec 19, 1997
Who: 97 passengers, 7 crew
Why: SilkAir Flight 185, a Boeing 737-36N, was en route from Jakarta, Indonesia to Singapore, and crashed on 19 December 1997 after abruptly plunging into the Musi River from its 35,000 feet cruise altitude, killing all 97 passengers and 7 crew on board. For no apparent reason, minutes before the crash, the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder stopped recording, at different times, then the aircraft departed level flight and entered a steep vertical dive. All 104 people on board died in the crash. The pilot was deep in debt and had taken out an insurance policy on himself.

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