Cyberflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 44 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
First, let me apologize if this an not the forum to ask this question, but it has been bugging me for a few years now about Alaskan 261`....
I was at Church and the pastor, during his sermon, declared that during the playing of the Cockpit Voice Recorder a passenegr can be heard praying with the passengers and that several passengers were "saved" before the plane crashed. Apprently there was a minsters wife , or actually, a Pastor
on board leading these people to salvation.
I can't find anything on the net to validate or confirm this claim. I hope the Pastor wasn't using this heartbreaking event to inprove his standing, or mislead the Church.
If anybody has info regarding this please let me know.
Ha2vegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2534 times:
The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)will not generally pick up cabin conversations. Its microphone is usually located on the console above and between the 2 pilots, and it's purpose is to record up to 30 minutes of cockpit conversation.
The CVR tapes from 261, to my knowledge have not been released to the public, and as there were no survivors of this tragedy I would be surprised if the account was factual. More likely it is good-intentioned hearsay.
Dash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2495 times:
Nothing like that is included in the CVR transcript.
However, I don't feel there's anything wrong with a Minister doing that if it did happen in a similar instance. It's his duty to bring people to Christ, not a PR stunt for the church. If a Pastor could predict when life was going to end his job would be much easier.