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  Singapore Airlines Flight 006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Singapore protested that the report did not present a full account of the incident and was incomplete as responsibility for the accident appeared to have been placed mainly on the flight crew of SQ006 while other equally valid contributing factors have been played down.
The Singapore team felt that these two factors were given less weight than was proper as another flight crew had almost made the same mistake of using Runway 05R to take off just eight days before the accident.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) also issued a statement after the release of the ASC report.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singapore_Airlines_Flight_006   (1205 words)

 Singapore Airlines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Singapore Airlines has built up a strong brand name in the aviation industry since its formation in 1972, and has a reputation for being a trend-setter and industrial benchmark in service quality.
Singapore Airlines timetable from 1978, showing the Concorde on the cover, which was operated briefly in cooperation with British Airways.
Singapore Airlines is currently the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world with 58 in service, 6 more than the next largest operator and Star Alliance partner, United Airlines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singapore_Airlines   (3614 words)

 Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
The Singapore Airlines Flight 006 disaster raises several of the same legal issues the firm faced in the pending Korean Airlines Flight 801 litigation, arising out of the 1997 crash of a KAL Boeing 747 in Guam.
Singapore Airlines signed those agreements and entered a formal tariff adopting the IATA scheme with the U.S. Department of Transportation in August 1998.
As a result, Singapore Airlines waived the damage limitation of the Warsaw Convention and is liable for full compensatory damages for passenger death or injury in an accident, unless it shows that it took "all necessary measures" to avert the harm.
www.kreindler.com /kreindler_news/news_prior/2001-02-Flight-006.html   (669 words)

 Singapore Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
As can be seen by the recent crash of Singapore Airlines Flight 006, no matter how safe airline travel has become, there are occasional accidents which tragically alter the lives of innocent passengers and their families.
Thus, unless the airline can prove it was not negligent, or that others caused the accident, its liability is not limited as it previously was under the Warsaw Convention.
It is not unusual to see this done soon after the accident and before those affected have had sufficient time to know the full nature and extent of their injuries, or for the families of those who died to appropriately mourn for their loved ones.
www.mcmc-law.com /singaporeair.html   (935 words)

 singapore airlines - singapore airlines austraila
Singapore Airlines actively cultivates and promotes the image of the 'Singapore Girl' in its advertising, and aggressively recruits young women who fit the bill, though they do not have to be Singaporean.
On 26 March 1991, Singapore Airlines Flight 117, piloted by Captain Stanley Lim on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, was hijacked in mid-flight by four Pakistanis, led by Zahid Hussain Soomro, who demanded that the plane be flown to Sydney.
Singapore Airlines is considered a trend-setter in aviation passenger service, and made a name for itself early in its infancy when it was the first airline to offer complimentary headsets and free drinks.
www.o-austraila.com /Real-Estate/singapore_airlines.php   (3444 words)

Taipei: Singapore officials are unhappy that they were excluded from discussions when Taiwanese investigators analysed the facts collected in preparing the report on the October 2000 crash of Singapore Airlines Flight SQ 006.
Singapore Airlines has appointed one of the largest Taiwanese law firms to act for the three pilots of flight SQ006 and to defend them if crash-related charges are brought against them, said Mr YEO Cheow Tong, Minister for Communications and Information Technology on 19 Nov 2000.
Singapore said its officials would "leave no stone unturned" to find out what caused the SQ006 accident, shortly after crash investigators in Taiwan announced conclusively that the pilot made a mistake and was on the wrong runway when he tried to take off.
www.getformesingapore.com /tragedy_sq006.htm   (1618 words)

 Tragedy in Taipei a test of Singapore's openness
THE crash of Singapore Airlines flight 006 has hit the city state hard, tarnishing the reputation of one of its crown jewels but also presenting the government with a rare opportunity for nation-building.
Even before Singapore Airlines' deputy chairman and chief executive, Cheong Choong Kong, responded formally to news of the fatal runway mix-up, the government had already staked its reputation on revealing the disaster's full causes.
"Singapore will be judged by how open we are about how the accident happened, how much we learn from it, and what systems we put in place so as not to repeat," the government said in a statement.
www.singapore-window.org /sw00/001108sc.htm   (583 words)

 Rushing to Die: The crash of Singapore Airlines flight 006 - Part One, Airline Safety, Airline crashes
Now that it is clear that the tragic crash of SQ flight 006 at Taipei airport was caused by the captain’s attempting to takeoff on a runway that was closed, dark and under construction, the question is:
The wrong runway (05R), where SQ 006 crashed, should have had only green centerline lights turned on, indicating to all pilots it was being used solely as a taxiway, not a runway.
The flight papers, that provided all the necessary information to plan and conduct that flight, included the notification to airmen that runway 05R was closed for construction work and that only a portion of it could be used for taxi purposes.
airlinesafety.com /editorials/Singapore006.htm   (2163 words)

 TIME Asia
Seventy-nine of the flight's 179 passengers and crew died on impact, including most of those who, like the American who joked with Pan, were sitting in the middle section of the jet.
Passengers seated in the mid-section of the plane were doomed by their position: the fuel stored in the wings exploded soon after impact, sending a ball of flame through that part of the cabin, front to back, that killed most of the section's passengers where they sat.
There was initial speculation that Flight 006 might have been downed by wind shear, a phenomenon where wind direction shifts so violently that the aircraft loses lift and drops like a stone, as rapidly as 1,000 m a second.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/2000/1113/sing.aircrash_pda.html   (1584 words)

 The Hindu : 10 Indians killed in plane crash
A Singapore Airlines spokesman said that US $ 25,000 would be given to the family of each of the deceased and US $ 5,000 to those injured in the crash as immediate assistance.
This is the first serious accident for Singapore Airlines, regarded as one of the finest in the world.
Agency reports quoted a Singapore Airlines spokesman in Los Angeles as saying that 45 Americans and 55 Taiwanese were among the 159 passengers.
www.hindu.com /2000/11/02/stories/01020002.htm   (514 words)

 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- How to Survive a Crash -- Nov. 13, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
As Singapore Airlines Flight 006 made the sharp turn onto the runway at Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek International Airport in the middle of a punishing storm on Oct. 31, John Diaz settled comfortably into his first-class seat in the Boeing 747, ready for takeoff.
But Flight 006 had turned onto the wrong runway, and suddenly Diaz and the 178 other people on board slammed to earth as the 747 erupted into a giant, terrifying fireball, breaking into three large jagged pieces.
Flight 006 ended its last journey 8,000 ft. from where it began, a burning, cracked hulk and the charred tombstone of 81 souls.
www.time.com /time/archive/printout/0,23657,998476,00.html   (172 words)

 ASN Aircraft accident description Boeing 747-412 9V-SPK - Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek Airport (TPE)
The flight crew of SQ006 was aware of the fact that a portion of Runway 05R was closed, and that Runway 05R was only available for taxi.
- The flight crew had CKS Airport charts available when taxing from the parking bay to the departure runway; however, when the aircraft was turning from Taxiway NP to Taxiway NI and continued turning onto Runway 05R, none of the flight crewmembers verified the taxi route.
The flight crew lost situational awareness and commenced takeoff from the wrong runway.
aviation-safety.net /database/record.php?id=20001031-0   (870 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Singapore Airlines at Epinions.com
I have flown Singapore Airlines pretty frequently on a wide variety of its routes ever since the late 80s when SIA was still operating B757s and A300s on its short-haul services.
Singapore Airlines has, over the years, matured into a premium carrier with unsurpassed levels of in-flight service complemented with its youthful fleet of sophisticated MEGATOP B747-400s, JUBILEE B777s and CELESTAR A340s.
I do know of airline cabin-crew who literally disappear as soon as the meal service is over and I am pleased to know that SIA crew really go all out to serve with such fervour.
www.epinions.com /trvl-review-613-4326DF91-3A45F639-prod3   (1606 words)

 Plane Crash Attorney Network Legal Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Normally, victims injured or killed on an international flight are protected by the Warsaw Convention.
Any actions brought against an airline are governed by this 1929 treaty signed by most of the world's nations.
The problem with the Singapore Airlines flight is that it was taking off from a country that had not signed the Warsaw Convention, Taiwan.
www.attorneys-aviation.com /pgs/006.html   (240 words)

 At Least 47 Dead in Singapore Airlines Crash
At least 47 people died and 48 others are missing after a Singapore Airlines plane crashed in Taipei, Taiwan's transportation minister said Tuesday.
Singapore Airlines Flight 006 was bound for Los Angeles, but the Boeing 747-400 crashed during takeoff in stormy weather late Tuesday.
James Boyd, a spokesman for Singapore Airlines, told CNN that 68 people were injured and hospitalized as a result of the crash and 16 others emerged uninjured.
www.redcross.org /news/archives/2000/10-31-00b.html   (447 words)

 Passenger Sues Singapore Airlines, Calls Crash That Killed 82 'Both Foreseeable And Avoidable' - CBS News
James Boyd, a spokesman for Singapore Airlines Ltd. said the airline did not comment on pending litigation.
Flight SQ 006, which was bound for Los Angeles, crashed shortly after take-off on Oct. 31, with 179 people on board.
Since his return, Singapore Airlines has acknowledged the pilot tried to take off on the wrong runway and he may be charged with manslaughter.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2000/11/06/national/main247130.shtml   (539 words)

Singapore six, for information now surface wind zero two zero at two four, gust four three, say intention.
Singapore six roger, runway zero five left, taxi into position and hold.
Singapore six, runway zero five left, wind zero two zero at two eight, gust to five zero, cleared for takeoff.
www.planecrashinfo.com /cvr001031.htm   (801 words)

 TICKED.COM: Disaster Difference
In Singapore, the emphasis was on consolation, not accusation.
Soon after the accident, a statement from Dr. Cheong Choong Kong, Singapore Air's CEO, noted that the airline's "immediate priority is to take care of all the affected passengers and crew and their respective families." To underscore this statement, Singapore Airlines turned over its entire Web site to updates about the accident.
But in a very unusual way, the personal misfortune that was being assimilated by the citizenry during my brief stay in Singapore gave me an appreciation for the culture that I might not have otherwise gained.
www.ticked.com /errtravel/2000/errsingapore.htm   (449 words)

 Tin Kickers' School for Accident Investigation
Lacking CVRs and flight data recorders to work with in such investigations, these investigators become very good at "reading wreckage and remains." Capt. Gunther said he can tell, from a fairly quick look at the wreckage and body parts, the attitude of the airplane and the flight path at the time of impact.
Asked if the investigator should advise surviving flight crew members to write down their recollections while waiting for the attorney, Johnson answered no, because the notes would be "discoverable"—i.e., legally required to be handed over to investigators or attorneys.
Two more cases are pending: (1) Singapore Airlines Flight 006, which took off on a closed runway at Taipei, and (2) a Falcon 900 operated by Olympia Airways pilots in Greece, which went into severe pitch oscillations after the pilots made trim inputs without turning off the autopilot; government officials in the cabin were killed.
www.iasa.com.au /folders/Safety_Issues/dfdr-cvr/tinkickers-0.html   (4253 words)

 Qwika - similar:Singapore_Airlines
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 Singapore Airlines operates one of the youngest fleets in Asia.
Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited (SGX: S58) (Abbreviation: SATS; Chinese: 新加坡机场终站服务公司) is the largest ground handling and inflight catering service provider at Singapore Changi Airport, as well as being involved in join ventures at fourteen other airports in the Asia Pacific region.
Aircraft Aircraft type Boeing 747-400 Operator Singapore Airlines Tail number 9V-SPK Passengers 159 Crew 20 Survivors 96 Singapore Airlines Flight SQ006 was a flight that flew from Singapore Changi Ai...
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Singapore and Malaysia should have better ties in the next decade when a new generation of leaders come to power because they will not be encumbered by the past, said a Singapore minister.
Singapore Airlines, long considered one of the world's safest airlines, may have to draw on its sterling reputation to persuade passengers and investors to stand by it after a crash this week that killed 81 people.
Singapore Airlines said Wednesday it could not confirm speculation that a Boeing 747 which crashed on take-off in Taiwan was on the wrong runway and hit construction equipment.
www.myapplemenu.com /singapore/2000/11   (4796 words)

 CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Singapore Airlines Flight 006 Survivors Report Fatalities, Injuries - October 31, 2000
Officials say 179 people were onboard Flight 006 and some survivors are reported.
MESERVE: A Singapore Airlines spokesman just told us that he believed, at this point, there were no fatalities.
He describes an attempted takeoff with noises, bumps, flames, a plane breaking apart and he claims there were fatalities, although a spokesman for Singapore Airlines has told us, at this point, there are none to report.
edition.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0010/31/bn.08.html   (2753 words)

 More Details Of Doomed Flight, Construction Crane Did Heaviest Damage To Singapore Airlines' Jet - CBS News
Last week, when crash experts disclosed the contents of the "fl box" cockpit recorder of Flight SQ006, they would only confirm that the pilot picked the wrong runway and that there was a series of collisions as the plane sped down the airstrip.
Parts of Singapore Airlines' trademark blue and yellow metal were twisted around the body of a flipped-over crane.
Aviation safety officials from the United States and representatives from Singapore Airlines were picking through the debris Tuesday.
uttm.com /stories/2000/10/31/world/main245581.shtml   (782 words)

 Tzu-Chi World
Singapore Airlines flight SQ-006 was scheduled to depart from the Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport at 10:50pm on Monday October 31st.
As the news of Singapore Airliner's crash spread, the Tzu-chi volunteers of Taoyuan county mobilized immediately, setting up emergency rescue and temporary funeral services.
Because this flight stopped over in Taipei en route to Los Angeles, it carried many foreign nationals.
www.tzuchi.org /global/publications/tcworld/Jan01/page2.htm   (648 words)

 Aviation Safety Network > News > News selection
The Singapore Ministry of Transport`s (MOT) also released an investigation report into the accident of Singapore Airlines Flight 006 in Taiwan, November 2000.
A Japan Airlines (JAL) captain was indicted for an alleged error in piloting an MD-11 aircraft that encountered turbulence over central Japan in June 1997, resulting in the death of a cabin crew member 20 months later, prosecutors said.
A legal action against the Nigerian Federal Government is in the offing as Airline Operators of Nigeria(AON) begins moves to seek redress over the 22-year age limit placed on all commercial aircraft designated for domestic operations and the suspension of all BAC 1-11 aircraft type following the May 4 accident in Kano.
aviation-safety.net /news/news.php?var=200205%&sort=ASC   (1151 words)

 CNN Transcript - WorldView: Singapore Airlines Flight 006 Disaster's Death Count Rises to 65 - October 31, 2000
Singapore Airlines Flight 006 Disaster's Death Count Rises to 65
Singapore Airlines says that he believes he hit something on the runway.
Now, that's consistent with one of the reports that we heard earlier from one of the passengers, John Diaz, who said that the plane was going along straight down the runway and suddenly it felt like they hit something; something hit and stopped the airplane.
edition.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0010/31/wv.01.html   (702 words)

 Wikinfo | Boeing 747   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
However, some airlines have recently purchased "SUD," or "stretched upper deck" modifications, which make the upper deck almost idential to a 747-300's.
It can be distinguished by its eight-window upper deck (but, again, some airlines have given their -200 aircraft SUD).
It added winglets, new flight decks and in-flight entertainment to the basic design of the -300 series.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Boeing_747   (804 words)

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