miller22
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Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:27 am

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.
 
GD727
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:49 am


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

-GD727
Mmmm forbidden donut.
 
slawko
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:56 am

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
 
slawko
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 7:10 am

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
 
ont 737
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 7:38 am

"Eastern cannot and will not inprove this offer." -Frank Borman
 
AirCanadaMan
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 7:48 am

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.

 
JETPILOT
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 8:34 am

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

JET
 
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 8:38 am

"This is PSA xxx we are going down"

"We'll call the trucks out for you"

"Mom.... I love you"

JET
 
NZ767
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 8:40 am

Umm, where are we?  Smile
 
OPNLguy
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 8:43 am

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.


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
penguinflies
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 8:52 am

Hold my beer and watch this...


there was a website that had some of the real ones. I don't remember what it was.
 
acidradio
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 9:37 am

"You f*cking idiot, you forgot to!!!"
Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
 
vw
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 9:55 am

whoop whoop pull up
whoop whoop pull up
 
DELTA777
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:00 am

WINDSHEAR,
WINDSHEAR

D E L T A 7 7 7

 
Eric505
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:01 am

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
 
ThirtyEcho
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:11 am

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

"Houston, we have a problem."
 
NZ767
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:29 am

Hmm, What's this lever for?

I'm bored.
Let's see what this baby can do! Big grin
 
apathoid
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:42 am

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."
 
Theiler
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:46 am

"Well, there goes my career"

"Going Around"
 
DouglasDC8
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 2:13 pm

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

Mon Apr 29, 2002 2:17 pm

ATC : The controller is out for lunch. You are cleared to land after the Beep.
 
POSITIVE RATE
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 3:10 pm

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
 
GeneralA
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:11 pm

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

 
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RE: Aviation Famous Last Words

Mon Apr 29, 2002 6:23 pm

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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