Year: 2000 Source: AAS Newslink, v.26, no.1, (Spring 2000), p.3 SIEC No: 20030629

This editorial discusses suicide by airplane. Several known incidence of suicide are discussed including a SilkAir 737 which crashed into Indonesia’s Musi River killing 104 passengers & staff. EgytAir Flight 990 is presented as a possible suicide attempt. The author notes a lack of accurate suicide assessment among pilots, stating the screenings are infrequent & ineffective. (SC)