OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2933 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.
Apathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2826 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."
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2763 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
— 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.
RA-85154 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 618 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2727 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..."