May 13, 2009 |
Showing no alarm, the captain and his first officer chatted about the ice on the plane's windshield and wings, making light of their shared concerns about flying in winter weather as they sped toward Buffalo, N.Y., on the night of Feb. 12. Minutes later, pilot Marvin Renslow said "Jesus Christ" and Rebecca Shaw screamed as Continental Connection Flight 3407 plunged to the ground, striking a house in a fiery crash. All 49 people aboard and one man on the ground were killed.
April 13, 2006 |
From a transcript of the cockpit voice recorder aboard United Airlines Flight 93. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time on Sept. 11, 2001. Text in italics was translated from Arabic. 09:31:57 -- Ladies and gentlemen: Here the captain. Please sit down; keep remaining seating. We have a bomb on board. So sit. 09:32:09 -- Er, uh ... Calling Cleveland center ... You're unreadable. Say again slowly. 09:32:10 -- Don't move. Shut up. 09:32:13 -- Come on, come. 09:32:16 -- Shut up.
March 18, 2004 |
A cockpit voice recorder found last week in a U.N. filing cabinet apparently was not on the aircraft that crashed in Rwanda a decade ago, killing two presidents and triggering that country's 1994 genocide, the United Nations said. The tape was played for the first time at the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, said U.N. chief spokesman Fred Eckhard. "Nothing heard so far on the tape links the cockpit voice recorder to the aircraft crash," Eckhard said.
May 23, 2000 |
Investigators on Monday were looking into whether fuel problems caused both engines to fail aboard a charter plane that crashed, killing all 19 people aboard. But the probe was hampered because the cockpit voice recorder was not working at the time. The National Transportation Safety Board investigators searched for clues in the wreckage after Sunday's crash of the Executive Airlines twin-engine turboprop, which was carrying 17 passengers home from a gambling trip to Atlantic City, N.J.
February 3, 2000 |
An underwater Navy robot, operating by remote control 700 feet beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, retrieved a cockpit voice recorder late Wednesday that should contain clues to the crash of an Alaska Airlines jet off the Ventura County coast. Earlier in the day, the Coast Guard called off its search for survivors, saying there was no chance any of the 88 people aboard Flight 261 could have lived.
November 24, 1999 |
The cockpit voice recorder recovered from the crash of golfer Payne Stewart's jet contains no voices, but federal investigators said Tuesday that alarms, including one signaling cabin pressure problems, sounded before the Learjet went nose down in a South Dakota cow pasture.