Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Live ATC During 9/11...  
User currently offlinePA120 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

Just flown with United on several domestic flights, I wondered if they turned off the live ATC when they realised what was happening that awful day. Did pax hear what was going on? Just courious, but I guess you sometimes can get more information than you really needed!!!

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offline727200er From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

My limited understanding is that most aircraft in the skies had all forms of IFE turned off. I may be wrong however.


"they who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only at night" - Edgar Allen Poe
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3327 times:

727200er

My limited understanding is that most aircraft in the skies had all forms of IFE turned off. I may be wrong however.


I think you are right about the IFE turned off on 9/11. My best mate flew into Sydney on SQ221 SIN-SYD on 9/11 and he didn't have a clue what happen during his flight reason being he didn't have any IFE (was switched off).





Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineAguilo From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Kind of surprising that people on a flight to SYD or on any flights not going to the US would care so much about 9/11 as awful an event as it was though...

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Kind of surprising that people on a flight to SYD or on any flights not going to the US would care so much about 9/11 as awful an event as it was though...

If you are onboard an airplane and you suddenly find out that some people are currently using them as bombs, im quite sure that many pax would go bezerk, even though this was happening on the other side of the earth...


User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

My understanding is that during the attacks, ATC was trying to keep things calm, reason being, they did not want to alert any other potential sleepers already in the cockpits. Are there any from the flight deck here flying that day???

User currently offlineNeptunescar From Maldives, joined Dec 2003, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

on my flight MIA SFO the IFE was switched off as soon as the captain was given the orders to land...it was switched on temporarily to inform pax of new destination, (in our case, OKC) but was off again in less than 2 minutes. all audio was also switched off.

there were no announcements on our flight. the cabin crew didnt tell us anything, though they were clearly upset, some were in tears.

what was very eerie, was that there was a program on one channel from Discovery, talking about what would happen if an earthquake struck new york, and an expert came on and mentioned all the major buildings in NYC, and said, 'the twin towers would not fall...' but at that exact moment, they had already been struck by the planes.




You call it the world, we call it home. Pan Am.
User currently offlineCutecrew21 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Kind of surprising that people on a flight to SYD or on any flights not going to the US would care so much about 9/11 as awful an event as it was though...

As Cabin Crew/Flight Attendant it don't matter what remote part of the world somthing like this happens... it always brings it home... its a risky business in this day in age! for both flight and cabin staff! Everytime I hear of anything like this I can't help but think what they must have thought, how they reacted and what was the last thing to go through their mind.
God only knows how I would react.... all the training we are put through by airline never quite prepares you for the day someone pulls out a knife and is putting at risk you and your 365 passengers.


User currently offlineWindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2576 times:



take a look at :

http://www.jjwalker.com/clips/ua_93.html

cheers




I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with keyboards.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
DFW Live ATC Feeds? posted Tue Dec 12 2006 00:44:04 by SWA TPA
Live Atc Web Adress Help. posted Mon Oct 30 2006 01:31:07 by United905
Detroit Metro Live ATC posted Wed Oct 18 2006 19:28:17 by SpeedBird203
Live ATC At YYZ Help posted Wed Oct 18 2006 18:16:28 by Shuttle3echo
Where Do You Find Live ATC Commuication? posted Fri Apr 14 2006 03:40:16 by Airplanekid101
Awesome Live ATC Flight Tracking System! posted Wed Mar 29 2006 21:09:33 by FJWH
ORD Live ATC Links posted Mon Jan 2 2006 17:34:00 by N723GW
Help Required At MXP Live ATC posted Mon Nov 28 2005 09:37:27 by Shuttle3echo
Wondering About Live ATC Radar. posted Mon Nov 28 2005 01:14:09 by Ordspotter
Live ATC On UAL Flights? posted Sun Jun 26 2005 00:39:36 by Avioneto