The Chilling Last Words From Pilots Of Crashing Planes

September 12, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Morbid, TRUTH

Vladivostokavia Airlines, Flight 352

The plane crashed and exploded in flames in Siberian woodlands near the village of Burdakovka, about 21 miles from Irkutsk. The aircraft crashed during the third turn in a landing approach to Irkutsk, an intermediate stop for refueling. The first officer was flying the plane, when at 2,600 ft., an audible alarm sounded indicating a wide angle of attack. Eleven seconds later the aircraft swung around 180 degrees and entered a flat spin. The captain ordered the engines at full throttle but it was too late and 22 seconds later the plane hit the ground, belly first, broke up and burned. Incorrect actions of the crew. Due to poor communication between pilots, they put in the wrong parameters while landing causing the plane to descend at the wrong angle. As a result, the plane stalled and entered a spin and crashed. All 145 aboard killed. 

02:07:53 CAP  … Fuck, push it up! (throttles)
02:07:53 F/O  Stop! Stop! Where! Where!
02:07:55 CAP  Stop! Stop! Stop! (said in patter)
02:07:55 NAV  This way, this way, this way.
02:07:57 CAP  We’re recovering!
02:07:58 NAV  Easy, make it easy, easy!
02:07:59 F/O  Lets to the right!
02:08:01  Audio tone of Radio-altitude alert (duration 4 sec) and audi
02:08:02 ??  Power! Add thrust!
02:08:05 ??  Power!
02:08:06 F/E  … got it!
02:08:08 ??  Add thrust!
02:08:09 F/O  Take off power! Oh my God!
02:08:10 F/E  Take off power set
02:08:11 ??  That’s all guys! Fuck!



Air France 447

The Airbus went missing over the Atlantic Ocean on a flight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris, France. 
The last radio contact with the flight was at 01:33 UTC. The aircraft left CINDACTA III radar coverage at 
01:48 UTC, flying normally at FL350. The aircraft reportedly went through a thunderstorm with strong
turbulence at 02:00 UTC. At 02:14 UTC an automated message was received indicating a failure of the
electrical system. The plane carried 12 crew members and 216 passengers. The wreckage was finally
discovered on April 3, 2011 using unmanned submarines. Flight447 passed into clouds associated with
a large system of thunderstorms, its speed sensors became iced over, and the autopilot disengaged.
In the ensuing confusion, the pilots lost control of the airplane because they reacted incorrectly to the
loss of instrumentation and then seemed unable to comprehend the nature of the problems they had 

02:11:45 (Bonin)

We’ve lost control of the plane! 

02:11:47 (Robert) We’ve totally lost control of the plane. We don’t understand at all… We’ve tried everything. 

[By now the plane has returned to its initial altitude but is falling fast. With its nose pitched 15 degrees up, and a forward speed of 100 knots, it is descending at a rate of 10,000 feet per minute, at an angle of 41.5 degrees. It will maintain this attitude with little variation all the way to the sea. Though the pitot tubes are now fully functional, the forward airspeed is so low—below 60 knots—that the angle-of-attack inputs are no longer accepted as valid, and the stall-warning horn temporarily stops. This may give the pilots the impression that their situation is improving, when in fact it signals just the reverse. 

[The captain of the flight makes no attempt to physically take control of the airplane. Had Dubois done so, he almost certainly would have understood, as a pilot with many hours flying light airplanes, the insanity of pulling back on the controls while stalled. But instead, he takes a seat behind the other two pilots.]

02:12:14 (Robert) What do you think? What do you think? What should we do? 

[As the stall warning continues to blare, the three pilots discuss the situation with no hint of understanding the nature of their problem. No one mentions the word “stall.” As the plane is buffeted by turbulence, the captain urges Bonin to level the wings—advice that does nothing to address their main problem. The men briefly discuss, incredibly, whether they are in fact climbing or descending, before agreeing that they are indeed descending. As the plane approaches 10,000 feet, Robert tries to take back the controls, and pushes forward on the stick, but the plane is in “dual input” mode, and so the system averages his inputs with those of Bonin, who continues to pull back. The nose remains high. 

02:13:40 (Robert) Climb… climb… climb… climb… 

02:13:40 (Bonin)

But I’ve had the stick back the whole time! 


[At last, Bonin tells the others the crucial fact whose import he has so grievously failed to understand himself.]

02:13:42 (Captain) No, no, no… Don’t climb… no, no. 

02:13:43 (Robert) 

Descend, then… Give me the controls… Give me the controls! 

[Bonin yields the controls, and Robert finally puts the nose down. The plane begins to regain speed. But it is still descending at a precipitous angle. As they near 2000 feet, the aircraft’s sensors detect the fast-approaching surface and trigger a new alarm. There is no time left to build up speed by pushing the plane’s nose forward into a dive. At any rate, without warning his colleagues, Bonin once again takes back the controls and pulls his side stick all the way back.] 

02:14:23 (Robert) Damn it, we’re going to crash… This can’t be happening! 
02:14:25 (Bonin) But what’s happening? 
02:14:27 (Captain) Ten degrees of pitch… 

Exactly 1.4 seconds later, the cockpit voice recorder stops.



Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Flight 529

Shortly after taking off from Atlanta on a flight to Gulfport, the aircraft experienced propeller 
separation in the left engine while climbing through FL 180. The aircraft crashed into trees 
and burned while trying to make an emergency landing at Atlanta. The in-flight fatigue 
fracture and separation of a propeller blade resulting in distortion of the left engine nacelle, 
causing excessive drag, loss of wing lift, and reduced directional control of the airplane. The 
fracture was caused by a fatigue crack from multiple corrosion pits that were not discovered 
by Hamilton Standard because of inadequate and ineffective corporate inspection and repair 
techniques, training, documentation and communication. Eight of 29 aboard killed.

252:11 ATLA: AC five twenty-nine, if able, change to my frequency, one one eight point seven. The airport uh, in the vicinity of your ten o’clock at twelve o’clock and about four miles or so.
1252:20 HOT-1: Help me, help me hold it, help me hold, help me hold it.
1252:56 ATLA: AC five twenty-nine, change frequency, one one eight point seven if able.
1252:32 HOT-B: Too low gear. [Warning stops.]
1252:32 HOT-B: [Series of rapid beeps similar to aural stall warning]
1252:32 CAM: [Vibrating sound similar to aircraft stick shaker starts and continues for four seconds.]
1252:36 CAM: [Vibrating sound similar to aircraft stick shaker starts again and continues to impact.]
1252:37 HOT-2: Amy, I love you.
1252:40 HOT-B: Landing gear.
1252:41 CAM-?: [Sound of grunting]
1252:45 CAM: [Sound of impact]
1252:46 HOT-B: Landing gear.
1252:46 CAM: [Sound of impact]



Pan American,  Flight 1736 / KLM, Flight 4805

Both aircraft were diverted to Tenerife because of a bombing at Las Palmas Airport. After an
extended delay, both planes were instructed to back track up the runway. The KLM plane 
reached its takeoff point while the Pan Am plane was still on the runway. The Pan Am plane 
continued up the runway missing the taxiway turnout. There was heavy fog on the runway. 
The KLM plane began its takeoff roll without permission with the Pan Am plane still on the 
runway. The KLM plane hit the Pan Am plane just as it was taking off. Both planes burst into 
flames. KLM 234 + 14 crew, Pan Am 326 + 9 crew killed.

1706:25.6 APP Roger alpha one seven three six report when runway clear.
1706:29.6 PA RT OK, we’ll report when we’re clear.
  APP Thank you
  PA CAM 1 Lets get the hell out of here!
  PA CAM 2 Yeh, he’s anxious isn’t he.
  PA CAM 3 Yeh, after he held us up for half an hour.  Now he’s in a rush.
1706:32.43 KLM CAM 3 Is he not clear then?
1706:34.1 KLM CAM 1 What do you say?
1706:34.15 KLM CAM ? Yup.
1706:34.7 KLM CAM 3 Is he not clear that Pan American?
1706:35.7 KLM-1 Oh yes. [emphatically]
1706:40   [PanAm captain sees landing lights of KLM at approximately 700 meters]
  PA CAM 1 There he is .. look at him!  Goddamn that son-of-a-bitch is coming! Get off! Get off!  Get off!
1706:44   [KLM starts rotation]
1706:47.44 KLM CAM 1 [Scream]
1706:50   [Collision]



Pacific Southwest Airlines, Flight 182

Midair collision. The PSA was descending and about to land at Lindbergh Field. The Cessna 
was climbing while engaged in practice approaches. The 727 overtook and struck the Cessna 
from the rear. The primary cause was the PSA crew lost sight of the Cessna and did not make
that fact known to the ATC. The ATC failed to realize from the PSA transmissions that they lost sight of the Cessna. One hundred thirty-five killed on the PSA, two on the Cessna and seven on the ground.

09.01:21 CAM-1 Oh yeah, before we turned downwind, I saw him about one o’clock, probably behind us now.
09.01:38 CAM-2 There’s one underneath.
09.01:39 CAM 2 I was looking at that inbound there.
09.01:45 CAM 1 Whoop!
09.01:46 CAM 2 Aghhh!
09.01:47 CAM Sound of impact
09.01:48 CAM 1 On shit!
09.01:49 CAM-1 Easy baby, easy baby.
09.01:51 CAM [sound of electrical system reactivation tone on CVR, system off less than one second]
09.01:51 CAM-1 What have we got here?
09.01:52 CAM-2 It’s bad.
09.01:53 CAM-2 We’re hit man, we are hit.
09.01:56 RDO-1 Tower, we’re going down, this is PSA.
09.01:57 TWR Okay, we’ll call the equipment for you.
09.01:58 CAM [sound of stall warning]
  CAM 1 This is it baby!
  CAM ? Bob [name of F/O]
  CAM 1 Brace yourself.
  CAM ? Hey baby..
  CAM? Ma I love you..
09.02:04 [End of recording]



LOT Polish Airlines, Flight 5055

The No. 2 engine failed, causing an engine fire, cabin decompression, damage to the No. 1
engine,loss of elevator control and damage to the electrical system. A fire in the cargo hold 
was not detected because of damage to the fire warning system. While attempting to return
to Warsaw and attempting a turn to land, the aircraft crashed into a forest, 9 miles short of 
the runway. The cause of the engine failure was an overheated bearing. All 183 aboard were

Crew: We are turning to the left.

Tower: Start final approach about 11 kilometers from the runway.

Crew: We will do all we can.

Tower: Understood.

Tower: [Turn] to the left, course 320.

Crew: Understood.

11.11.34 am

Tower: You’ve come to the right hand side of the runway centreline, continue left, course 300.

Tower: Wind is 290 degrees, 22 kilometers per hour. You are cleared for runway three-three.

Crew: OK.

11.12.10 am

The transmitter was turned on four times. Fragments of unintelligible utterances.

11.12.13 am

Crew: Goodnight!!! Goodbye!!! (scream) Bye!!! We perish!



Surinam Airways, Flight 764

The aircraft hit a tree and crashed during a third landing attempt in fog. The crew descended below the published minimum altitude. Despite concerns about possible landing equipment failures the crew were determined to make a landing and not divert to another airport as they were running out of fuel. They could not get an ILS signal and ignored a Ground Proximity Warning System alarm 60 seconds prior to the crash by turning it off 10 seconds after it started its warning.  One-hundred-seventy-six out of 187 aboard killed.

RT Would you put the runway lights up please?
GPWS Glideslope
CAM 2 How’s that.
CAM 1 Tell ’em to put the runway lights bright.
RT Please put the runway lights bright.
TWR Right on.
CAM 2 Three hundred feet.
CAM 1 ??
CAM 2 Two hundred feet.
CAM 1 Okay MDA.
CAM 1 I’ll level it out here right here.
CAM 2 One fifty.
CAM 3 Pull up
  [Sound of first impact]
  [Sound of momentary power interruption to the CVR]
  [Sound of stick shaker starts and continues until the end of the recording]
CAM 3 Pull up.
CAM 3 That’s it I’m dead.
  [end of recording]



United Airlines, Flight 93

The aircraft was hijacked after taking off from Newark International Airport. The hijackers
took control of the aircraft and turned the plane towards Washington D.C. A struggle ensued
between the passengers and hijackers after which the plane crashed at a high rate of speed
into a field in the Pennsylvania countryside. It was one of four planes that were hijacked the
same day. All 65 on board were killed. 

Text in parentheses was translated from Arabic.

9:31:57 Ladies and gentlemen: Here the captain, please sit down keep remaining seating. We have a bomb on board. So sit.
9:32:09 Er, uh … Calling Cleveland center … You’re unreadable. Say again slowly.
9:32:10 Don’t move. Shut up.
9:32:13 Come on, come.
9:32:16 Shut up.
9:32:17 Don’t move.
9:32:18 Stop.
9:32:34 Sit, sit, sit down.
9:32:39 Sit down.
9:32:41 Unintelligible … (the brother.)
9:32:54 Stop.
9:33:09 No more. Sit down.
9:33:10 (That’s it, that’s it, that’s it), down, down.
9:33:14 Shut up.
9:33:20 Unintelligible
9:33:20 We just, we didn’t get it clear … Is that United 93 calling?
9:33:30 (Jassim.)
9:33:34 (In the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most compassionate.)
9:33:41 Unintelligible.
9:33:43 Finish, no more. No more.
9:33:49 No. No, no, no, no.
9:33:53 No, no, no, no.
9:34:00 Go ahead, lie down. Lie down. Down, down, down.
9:34:06 (There is someone … Huh?)
9:34:12 Down, down, down. Sit down. Come on, sit down. No, no, no, no, no. No.
9:34:16 Down, down, down.
9:34:21 Down.
9:34:25 No more.
9:34:26 No more. Down.
9:34:27 Please, please, please …
9:34:28 Down.
9:34:29 Please, please, don’t hurt me …
9:34:30 Down. No more.
9:34:31 Oh God.
9:34:32 Down, down, down.
9:34:33 Sit down.
9:34:34 Shut up.
9:34:42 No more.
9:34:46 (This?)
9:34:47 Yes.
9:34:47 Unintelligible.
9:34:57 (One moment, one moment.)
9:34:59 Unintelligible.
9:35:03 No more.
9:35:06 Down, down, down, down.
9:35:09 No, no, no, no, no, no…
9:35:10 Unintelligible.
9:35:15 Sit down, sit down, sit down.
9:35:17 Down.
9:35:18 (What’s this?)
9:35:19 Sit down. Sit down. You know, sit down.
9:35:24 No, no, no.
9:35:30 Down, down, down, down.
9:35:32 Are you talking to me?
9:35:33 No, no, no. Unintelligible.
9:35:35 Down in the airport.
9:35:39 Down, down.
9:35:40 I don’t want to die.
9:35:41 No, no. Down, down.
9:35:42 I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die.
9:35:44 No, no. Down, down, down, down, down, down.
9:35:47 No, no, please.
9:35:57 No.
9:37:06 (That’s it. Go back.)
9:37:06 (That’s it.) Sit down.
9:37:36 (Everthing is fine. I finished.)
9:38:36 (Yes.)
9:39:11 Ah. Here’s the captain. I would like to tell you all to remain seated. We have a bomb aboard, and we are going back to the airport, and we have our demands. So, please remain quiet.
9:39:21 OK. That’s 93 calling?
9:39:24 (One moment.)
9:39:34 United 93. I understand you have a bomb on board. Go ahead.
9:39:42 And center exec jet nine fifty-six. That was the transmission.
9:39:47 OK. Ah. Who called Cleveland?
9:39:52 Executive jet nine fifty-six, did you understand that transmission?
9:39:56 Affirmative. He said that there was a bomb on board.
9:39:58 That was all you got out of it also?
9:40:01 Affirmative.
9:40:03 Roger.
9:40:03 United 93. Go ahead.
9:40:14 United 93. Go ahead.
9:40:17 Ahhh.
9:40:52 (This green knob?)
9:40:54 (Yes, that’s the one.)
9:41:05 United 93, do you hear the Cleveland center?
9:41:14 (One moment. One moment.)
9:41:15 Unintelligible.
9:41:56 Oh man.
9:44:18 (This does not work now.)
9:45:13 Turn it off.
9:45:16 (… Seven thousand …)
9:45:19 (How about we let them in? We let the guys in now.)
9:45:23 (OK.)
9:45:24 (Should we let the guys in?)
9:45:25 (Inform them, and tell him to talk to the pilot. Bring the pilot back.)
9:45:57 (In the name of Allah. In the name of Allah. I bear witness that there is no other God, but Allah.)
9:47:31 Unintelligible.
9:47:40 (Allah knows.)
9:48:15 Unintelligible.
9:48:38 Set course.
9:49:37 Unintelligible.
9:51:27 Unintelligible.
9:51:35 Unintelligible.
9:52:02 Unintelligible.
9:52:31 Unintelligible.
9:53:20 (The best thing: The guys will go in, lift up the) … Unintelligible … (and they put the axe into it. So, everyone will be scared.)
9:53:27 (Yes.)
9:53:28 (The axe.)
9:53:28 Unintelligible.
9:53:29 (No, not the.)
9:53:35 (Let him look through the window. Let him look through the window.)
9:53:52 Unintelligible.
9:54:09 (Open.)
9:54:11 Unintelligible.
9:55:06 You are … One …
9:56:15 Unintelligible.
9:57:55 (Is there something?)
9:57:57 (A fight?)
9:57:59 (Yeah?)
9:58:33 Unintelligible. (Let’s go guys. Allah is greatest. Allah is greatest. Oh guys. Allah is greatest.)
9:58:41 Ugh.
9:58:43 Ugh.
9:58:44 (Oh Allah. Oh Allah. Oh the most gracious.)
9:58:47 Ugh. Ugh.
9:58:52 Stay back.
9:58:55 In the cockpit.
9:58:57 In the cockpit.
9:58:57 (They want to get in here. Hold, hold from the inside. Hold from the inside. Hold).
9:59:04 Hold the door.
9:59:09 Stop him.
9:59:11 Sit down.
9:59:13 Sit down.
9:59:15 Sit down.
9:59:16 Unintelligible.
9:59:17 (What?)
9:59:18 (There are some guys. All those guys.)
9:59:20 Lets get them.
9:59:25 Sit down.
9:59:29 (What?)
9:59:30 (What.)
9:59:31 (What?)
9:59:36 Unintelligible.
9:59:37 (What?)
9:59:39 Unintelligible.
9:59:41 Unintelligible.
9:59:42 (Trust in Allah, and in him.)
9:59:45 Sit down.
9:59:47 Unintelligible.
9:59:53 Ahh.
9:59:55 Unintelligible.
9:59:58 Ahh.
10:00:06 (There is nothing.)
10:00:07 (Is that it? Shall we finish it off?)
10:00:08 (No. Not yet.)
10:00:09 (When they all come, we finish it off.)
10:00:11 (There is nothing.)
10:00:13 Unintelligible.
10:00:14 Ahh.
10:00:15 I’m injured.
10:00:16 Unintelligible.
10:00:21 Ahh.
10:00:22 (Oh Allah. Oh Allah. Oh gracious.)
10:00:25 In the cockpit. If we don’t, we’ll die.
10:00:29 (Up, down. Up, down, in the) cockpit.
10:00:33 (The) cockpit.
10:00:37 (Up, down. Saeed, up, down.)
10:00:42 Roll it.
10:00:55 Unintelligible.
10:00:59 (Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.)
10:01:01 Unintelligible.
10:01:08 (Is that it? I mean, shall we pull it down?)
10:01:09 (Yes, put it in it, and pull it down.)
10:01:10 Unintelligible.
10:01:11 (Saeed.)
10:01:12 … engine …
10:01:13 Unintelligible.
10:01:16 (Cut off the oxygen.)
10:01:18 (Cut off the oxygen. Cut off the oxygen. Cut off the oxygen.)
10:01:34 Unintelligible.
10:01:37 Unintelligible.
10:01:41 (Up, down. Up, down.)
10:01:41 (What?)
10:01:42 (Up, down.)
10:01:42 Ahh.
10:01:53 Ahh.
10:01:54 Unintelligible.
10:01:55 Ahh.
10:01:59 Shut them off.
10:02:03 Shut them off.
10:02:14 Go.
10:02:14 Go.
10:02:15 Move.
10:02:16 Move.
10:02:17 Turn it up.
10:02:18 (Down, down.)
10:02:23 (Pull it down. Pull it down.)
10:02:25 Down. Push, push, push, push, push.
10:02:33 (Hey. Hey. Give it to me. Give it to me.)
10:02:35 (Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me.)
10:02:37 (Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me.)
10:02:40 Unintelligible.
10:03:02 (Allah is the greatest.)
10:03:03 (Allah is the greatest.)
10:03:04 (Allah is the greatest.)
10:03:06 (Allah is the greatest.)
10:03:06 (Allah is the greatest.)
10:03:07 No.
10:03:09 (Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.)
10:03:09 (Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.)