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User currently offlineMiller22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 717 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4756 times:

What are some of the "Famous Last Words" of the Aviation industry?

1. "Watch This!"
2. "NDB Approach!?!?!"
3. "Oh well."
4. "Just hold the circuit breaker in."
5. "Just pull the circuit breaker."
6. "Maybe we should get the approach plate out."
7. "Yes, captain."
8. "A little ice can't hurt."
9. "Stupid GPWS!"
10. "That doesn't look right."


What others are there? Serious or humorous we'd like to hear them.

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User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4652 times:


One of the most common last words heard on voice recorders before a crash is "Oh sh*t!"

-GD727



Mmmm forbidden donut.
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4644 times:

The phrase "whats it doing now" was made popular by a certain European aircraft....  Smile


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4623 times:

And there is the always famous "And Now we Go...." Heard in Tenerife in the 1970's.....


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

"Eastern cannot and will not inprove this offer." -Frank Borman


"The world is run by C students"-Harry Truman
User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

On Air Canada 621 in 1970:

"Pete, sorry."

Followed by:

"We've lost a wing....."

Sorry was said 3 other times by the FO. Hearing it on the CVR must have been rather eerie.



User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4569 times:

"I'm with the FAA and I'm here to help"

JET


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4557 times:

"This is PSA xxx we are going down"

"We'll call the trucks out for you"

"Mom.... I love you"

JET


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

Umm, where are we?  Smile

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

The brief background...

Texas International Flight 655

In 1973, Texas International flight 655, a Convair 600 turboprop was on a flight from Memphis to Dallas via Pine Bluff, El Dorado (ELD) and Texarkana. On the leg from ELD to Texarkana, the aircraft strayed 185 km off course while flying IMC under a VFR clearance.. At 2052 CDT the Convair crashed into a (obscured) mountain. The wreckage was found three days later. PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's attempt to operate the flight under VFR in night IMC without using all the navigational aids and information available to him; and his deviation from the preplanned route, without adequate position information. The carrier did not monitor and control adequately the actions of the flightcrew or the progress of the flight." (NTSB-AAR-74-4)

OK, here they are scud-running in IMC, and the F/O says: "Hey, minimum enroute altitude here is forty-four hund..." whereupon he was interrupted by the impact with Rich Mountain.




User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

Hold my beer and watch this...


there was a website that had some of the real ones. I don't remember what it was.


User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4523 times:
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"You f*cking idiot, you forgot to!!!"


Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
User currently offlineVw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

whoop whoop pull up
whoop whoop pull up


User currently offlineDelta777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

WINDSHEAR,
WINDSHEAR

D E L T A 7 7 7



User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

Air Florida Flight 90 - crashed into Potomac River on takeoff from National Airport in Washington DC

"Larry, Larry, we're going down"

"I know........"



Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life
User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4476 times:

Not a "last words" situation but one of the most famous radio transmissions of all time:

"Houston, we have a problem."


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4453 times:

Hmm, What's this lever for?

I'm bored.
Let's see what this baby can do! Big grin


User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4445 times:

On a Herc full of explosives, the yoke was pinned by the capt to get the elevator out of the way during loading. he forgot to pull the pin. right before they hit the ground after an unsuccessful take off, the fo said "that's it...you killed us."

User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4444 times:

"Well, there goes my career"

"Going Around"


User currently offlineDouglasDC8 From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

On a South American airline in the 1970's:
"WOOP WOOP PULL UP...PULL UP"
Captain (in spanish): "Shut up gringo"
Sound of Impact.


User currently offlineAirindia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

ATC : The controller is out for lunch. You are cleared to land after the Beep.

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4382 times:

Air NZ flight 901 crashed into Mt Erebus Nov 28 1979

Captain: "where's erebus in relation to us at the moment"?
FO:"Left, about 20 or 25 miles...about 11o'clock"
Captain:"might have to drop down to 1,500ft here i think"
Captain: "actually, these conditions don't look very good at all"
Flight Engineer:"i don't like this"
FO: We're 26 miles north... we'll have to climb out of this"
"WHOOP! WHOOP! PULL UP! PULL UP!"
Captain: "Go-round power please!!!"
IMPACT!!! The DC-10 crashed into Mt Erebus at 260 kts GS


User currently offlineGeneralA From Germany, joined May 2001, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4356 times:

I have found the website Penguinflies has mentioned:

http://www.skygod.com/quotes/lastwords.html


Higher, ever higher.

— Georges Chavez, last words after crashing his Bleriot airplane on his trailblazing flight over the Alps, September 1910. His words became the motto of the Peruvian Air Force.

I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system and I hope this trip is it. Anyway when I have finished this job, I mean to give up long-distance "stunt" flying.

— Amelia Earhart, departing from Los Angeles, California, for Florida on 21 May 1937. Start of her last flight.

Ma, I love yah.

— last recorded words from PSA 182, after a fatal mid-air with a Cessna over San Diego, 25 September 1978. The unidentified voice was one of the pilots, the flight engineer, or a company pilot riding the jumpseat.

What’s happening, Gamil? What’s happening?
What is this? What is this? Did you shut the engines?
Pull. Pull with me. Pull with me. Pull with me.


— Captain Ahmed Mahmoud El Habashy, EgyptAir flight 990, last words, on returning to the cockpit, source NTSB, 13:50 EST 31 October 1999.

We're going to rush the hijackers.

— Jeremy Glick, software executive and passenger on United flight 93, last reported words from his cell phone call, 11 September 2001.

Are you guys ready? Let's roll.

— Todd Beamer, Oracle software executive and passenger on United flight 93, last reported words from his cell phone call to Lisa Jefferson, a GTC telephone switchboard operator (he didn't want to worry his pregnant wife). They talked for 13 minutes, during which they discussed the hijacking and recited together the Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23 -- 'Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.' 11 September 2001.


May all victims rest in peace
GeneralA



User currently offlineRA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4346 times:

Captain Yitzhak Fuchs of EL AL flight 1862 (B747-258F / 4X-AXG) that crashed into an appartment building in south-east Amsterdam killing the crew of 3, a female passenger and about 43 inhabitants of the flat:

"Tarik et kol haflaps, et kol haflaps tarik, torid et hagear.... (hebrew : raise the flaps - raise the flaps, lower the gear)....eh going down 1862, going down, doing down, copied, going down..."

r.i.p.


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