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Alaska 281 Transcript

Thu Dec 14, 2000 8:24 am

The news said the Transcript of the MD-80 was relased today from investigators, anyone know a website to get it at?
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RE: Alaska 281 Transcript

Thu Dec 14, 2000 9:07 am

The transcript reads in part:

4:11 p.m. and 31 seconds. Tansky: You have the airplane, let me just try it.

4:11:33. Thompson: I don't know, my adrenaline's going ... it was really tough there for a while.

4:11:43. Tansky: Whatever we did, it's no good, don't do that again.

4:11:44. Thompson: Yeah, no, it went down, it went to full nose down.

4:11:48. Tansky: It's a lot worse than it was.

4:11:50. Thompson: Yeah, yeah, we're in much worse shape now.

4:11:59. Thompson: ... I'm thinking, can it go any worse, but it probably can.

4:14:12. On the plane's public address system: Folks, we've had a flight control problem up front here. We're working it. ...

4:17:09. Flight attendant visiting cockpit: OK, we had like a big bang back there....

4:19:36. Sound of extremely loud noise in the cockpit, increase in background noise, sound of loose articles moving around in cockpit.

4:19:43. Tansky: Mayday.

4:19:49. Thompson: Push and roll, push and roll.

4:19:54. Thompson: OK, we are inverted and now we gotta get it.

4:20:03. Thompson: Kick. (Probably referring to the rudder.)

4:20:04. Thompson: Push, push, push, push. (Probably referring to the control stick).

4:20:16. Thompson: OK, now let's kick rudder, left rudder, left rudder.

4:20:18. Tansky: I can't reach it.

4:20:20. Thompson: OK, right rudder.

4:20:25. Thompson: Are we flying? No G's (no feel of gravity). We're flying, were flying.

4:20:38. Thompson: Got to get it over again. At least upside down we were flying.

4:20:54. Thompson: Speed brakes.

4:20:55. Tansky: Got it.

4:20:56. Thompson: Ah, here we go.

4:20:57. End of recording.

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RE: Alaska 281 Transcript

Thu Dec 14, 2000 9:25 am

Try the airdisasters web site.There you can find CVR and ATC to aircraft communications of this and several other accidents.Some visual and audial recordings of some accidents are available too.I remember listening recordings of another aircraft reporting that Alaska 281 is inverted plunged into the sea.
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RE: Alaska 281 Transcript

Thu Dec 14, 2000 9:48 am

I didnt realize that the pilots were conversing as they did during the terrifyng ordeal.

RE: Alaska 281 Transcript

Thu Dec 14, 2000 10:57 am

Here is the Seattle Post-Intelligencer article ( about the transcript and the hearing for Alaska 261.

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