AIR INDIA-- MOST CRASHES COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED

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Air India Flight Boeing 707-437


Boeing 707-437 aircraft picture



Air India Flight 101 Kanchenjunga a Boeing 707-437 carrying 117 people crashed on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing all onboard on 24 January 1966. Among the dead was the noted Indian scientist, Homi J. Bhabha.


-ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date:January 24, 1966
Time:08:02
Location:Mont Blanc, French Alps, Switzerland
Operator:Air India
Flight #:101
Route:Bombay - Beirut - Geneva - Paris - London -New York
AC Type:Boeing B-707-437
Registration:VT-DMN
cn / ln:18055/200
Aboard:117   (passengers:106  crew:11)
Fatalities:117   (passengers:106  crew:11)
Ground:0
Summary:The aircraft was told to hold at 1,000 ft. above the clouds before landing at Geneva but descended below the minimum safe altitude and crashed into Mont Blanc. With a malfunctioning No. 2 VOR the crew thought they had already passed Mt. Blanc. Miscalculation by the crew on their position and the phraseology used by the controller in relay the aircraft's position. Hambi Bhabha, father of India's nuclear program killed. The aircraft was named Kanchenjunga.


On 3 November 1950, Air India Flight 245 Malabar Princess a Lockheed L-749 Constellation carrying 48 people was flying on the Bombay-Cairo-Geneva-London route crashed on the Mont Blanc killing all on board






-ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date:November 03, 1950
Time:09:43
Location:Mont Blanc, France
Operator:Air India
Flight #:245
Route:Bombay - Cairo - Geneva - London
AC Type:Lockheed 749 Constellation
Registration:VT-CQP
cn / ln:2506
Aboard:48   (passengers:40  crew:8)
Fatalities:48   (passengers:40  crew:8)
Ground:0
Summary:The aircraft crashed in a snowstorm 200 meters below Mont Blanc summit. The crew was warned by a Geneva controller to climb immediately. They acknowledged the message but soon after struck the mountain. The exact cause of the accident remains undetermined. Most likely the aircraft was caught in violent gust while trying to overfly the summit. The plane was named "Malabar Princess."









Air India Flight Rani of Aera a Lockheed L-1049G

On 19 July 1959, Rani of Aera a Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation carrying 46 people approached Santacruz Airport in conditions of poor visibility due to rain. The captain was using an altimeter with the barometric pressure set at 29.92". An overshoot was delayed and the aircraft crashed and suffered damages beyond repair. There were no fatalities.

Air India Flight 855
Air India Flight 855 was a scheduled passenger flight that crashed on the evening of 1 January 1978, off the coast of Bandra, Mumbai. All 213 passengers on board were killed. The crash is believed to have been caused by the Captain becoming spatially disoriented after the failure of one of the flight instruments in the cockpit. The plane's destination was Dubai International Airport in Dubai, with Captain Madan L Kukar as the Commander. Approximately one minute after takeoff the pilot made a scheduled right turn while over the Arabian Sea, after which the aircraft briefly returned to a normal level position. Soon the plane began rolling to the left, and never regained level flight.






-ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date:January 01, 1978
Time:c 20:15
Location:Off Bandra, Maharashtra, India
Operator:Air India
Flight #:855
Route:Bombay - Dubai
AC Type:Boeing B-747-237B
Registration:VT-EBD
cn / ln:19959/124
Aboard:213   (passengers:190  crew:23)
Fatalities:213   (passengers:190  crew:23)
Ground:0
Summary:Following a right turn, after taking off, the plane rolled to the left beyond 90 degrees, went into a steep dive, crashed and exploded in shallow water. Irrational control wheel inputs on the part of the captain after his attitude director indicator malfunctioned leading to complete loss of situational awareness.

Air India Flight 403
Air India Flight 403 was a scheduled Air India passenger flight that crashed Sahar International Airport in Bombay on 21 June, 1982.
The Boeing 707-420 called Gouri Shankar coming from Kuala Lumpur International Airport via Chennai crashed at after a heavy landing during a rainstorm. The fuselage exploded after starting a late go-around. 90 occupants were on the aircraft. Two of the 12 crew members and 15 of 99 passengers were killed in the crash.



-ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date:June 22, 1982
Time:?
Location:Bombay, India
Operator:Air India
Flight #:?
Route:Kuala Lumpur - Mumbai
AC Type:Boeing B-707-437
Registration:VT-DJJ
cn / ln:17723/100
Aboard:111   (passengers:99  crew:12)
Fatalities:17   (passengers:15  crew:2)
Ground:0
Summary:The crew initiated a go-around after a heavy landing and a subsequently bounced lifted off the runway but descended back onto the ground and broke up. Deliberate reduction of engine power by the pilot 12 seconds prior to first impact due to altitude unawareness resulting in a high rate of descent and very hard landing. The aircraft was named "Gaurishankar."
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1988 – October 19: Indian Airlines flight from Mumbai crashes in heavy fog at Ahmedabad, killing 124 out of 129 passengers.Indian Airlines Flight 113


  • Indian Airlines Flight 113 was a flight operating from Mumbai to Ahmedabad that crashed on its final approach to Ahmedabad airport, killing 130 people on 19 October 1988. The flight was cleared for a visual approach into a foggy Ahmedabad, when it struck trees and a high-tension pylon, before crashing into a field and bursting into flames. It is noteworthy that the Ahmedabad airport is notorious for the presence of unlighted objects in the landing path.



    -ACCIDENT DETAILS
    Date:October 19, 1988
    Time:c 07:00
    Location:Near Ahmedabad, India
    Operator:Indian Airlines
    Flight #:113
    Route:Bombay - Ahmadabad
    AC Type:Boeing B-737-2A8
    Registration:VT-EAH
    cn / ln:20481/271
    Aboard:129   (passengers:124  crew:5)
    Fatalities:124   (passengers:119  crew:5)
    Ground:0
    Summary:The plane hit an electrical mast, 5 miles short of runway during an approach in fog and burst into flames.
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    1990 – February 14: Flight from Mumbai crashes while landing at Bangalore airport, killing 92 out of 146 passengers.Indian Airlines Flight 605

  • Indian Airlines Flight 605 crashed on its final approach to Bangalore airport, killing 92 people, on 14 February 1990. The flight, IC-605, took off from Mumbai for a flight to Bangalore. On final approach, the aircraft descended well below the normal approach profile and kept descending until it struck the boundaries of the Karnataka Golf Club, right of the runway. The aircraft rolled and lifted off again for about 230 feet and came down again. The landing gear wheels dug into the ground and the aircraft impacted a 12 feet high embankment, causing the gears and engines to be sheared off. The official verdict of the crash was the "Failure of the pilots to realize the gravity of the situation and respond immediately towards proper action of moving the throttles. However, there were aspersions cast on the then newly launched Airbus A320 and the complications of the aircraft coupled with lack of suitable training for pilots. The well-known industrialist Ashok Vardhan Birla, his wife Sunanda and daughter Sujata were killed in the crash.
    -ACCIDENT DETAILS
    Date:February 14, 1990
    Time:13:03
    Location:Near Bangalore, India
    Operator:Indian Airlines
    Flight #:605
    Route:Bombay - Bangalore
    AC Type:Airbus A320-231
    Registration:VT-EPN
    cn / ln:079
    Aboard:146   (passengers:139  crew:7)
    Fatalities:92   (passengers:87  crew:5)
    Ground:0
    Summary:On final approach, the aircraft descended below the normal approach profile until it hit the ground 2,300 ft. short and 200 ft. to the right of the runway centerline. The co-pilot's (in this case check captain's) flight director was left in the Open Descent Idle Mode instead of the Vertical Speed Mode, the prescribed setting for an approach and landing.The aircraft could not maintain the correct flight path at idle power. Failure of the crew to realize the gravity of the situation and respond immediately towards proper action of moving the throttles, even after the radio altitude call-outs.



    1991 – August 16: Pilot error blamed after a flight crashes on descent at Imphal in remote areas of Manipur, killing 69 people.Indian Airlines Flight 257
  • Indian Airlines Flight 257 crashed on its descent into Imphal, killing all 69 occupants on August 16, 1991. The flight operating on the Calcutta-Imphal sector crashed into Thangjing hills, about 20 nautical miles (40 km) south-west of the Imphal airport. The aircraft had taken off from Calcutta and it began a descent into Imphal airport at around with the visibility at that time being seven kilometers. However, the aircraft lost contact with Imphal airport on the Instrument Landing System. The search and rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather conditions and a slushy terrain.
    The probable cause of accident was attributed to an "error on the part of the Pilot-in-Command in not adhering to the operational flight .
    -ACCIDENT DETAILS
    Date:August 16, 1991
    Time:01:55
    Location:Imphal, India
    Operator:Indian Airlines
    Flight #:257
    Route:Calcutta - Imphal
    AC Type:Boeing B-737-2A8
    Registration:VT-EFL
    cn / ln:21497
    Aboard:69   (passengers:63  crew:6)
    Fatalities:69   (passengers:63  crew:6)
    Ground:0
    Summary:Crashed into high ground during approach to Imphal. The crew failed to follow the correct approach course.


    Boeing 737-2A8/Adv aircraft picture



    1993 – April 26: Indian Airlines flight stopping en route from Delhi to Mumbai crashes on take-off at Aurangabad airport in Maharashtra, killing 55 of 118 passengers.Indian Airlines Flight 491
  • Indian Airlines Flight 491 was on its connecting route from Delhi to Bombay with en route stops at Jaipur, Udaipur and Aurangabad on 26 April, 1993. The heavily laden aircraft started its takeoff from Aurangabad's runway 09 in hot and humid temperatures.
    After lifting off almost at the end of the runway, it impacted heavily with a lorry on a highway at the end of runway. The left main landing gear, left engine bottom cowling and thrust reverser impacted the left side of the truck at a height of nearly seven feet from the level of the road. Thereafter the aircraft hit the high tension electric wires nearly 3 km North-East of the runway and hit the ground. The probable cause of the crash was the "Pilots' error in initiating late rotation and following wrong rotation technique" and "failure of the NAA to regulate the mobile traffic on the highway during the flight hours".
    Fifty five passengers were killed while 63 were injured in the crash.
    -ACCIDENT DETAILS
    Date:April 26, 1993
    Time:13:00
    Location:Aurangabad, India
    Operator:Indian Airlines
    Flight #:491
    Route:Aurangabad - Bombay
    AC Type:Boeing B-737-2A8
    Registration:VT-ECQ
    cn / ln:20961/375
    Aboard:118   (passengers:112  crew:6)
    Fatalities:56   (passengers:52  crew:4)
    Ground:0
    Summary:During take off, the aircraft failed to climb and struck a vehicle on a public road just beyond the end of the runway. The aircraft was substantially damaged and the pilot elected to carry out a forced landing. During the attempted landing, the aircraft struck powerlines, crashed and burned.

    2000 – July 17: Alliance Air flight crashes at Patna airport, killing 60 passengers.Allince Air Boeing 737 passenger plane

  • A Boeing 737 passenger plane with 58 people on board crashed in flames into a housing complex near the eastern Indian city of Patna on July 17, 2000. The plane, which was exactly 20 years old, was scheduled to be taken out of service by the end of the year.
    Thirty-nine bodies, most of them burned beyond recognition, were pulled from wreckage after the Boeing 737-200 crashed into two brick houses about a mile from its destination.


    -ACCIDENT DETAILS
    Date:July 17, 2000
    Time:07:34
    Location:Patna, India
    Operator:Indian Airlines/Alliance Airlines
    Flight #:7412
    Route:Calcutta - Patna - Lucknow - New Delhi
    AC Type:Boeing B-737-2A8 Advanced
    Registration:VT-EGD
    cn / ln:22280/671
    Aboard:58   (passengers:52  crew:6)
    Fatalities:55   (passengers:49  crew:6)
    Ground:5
    Summary:While attempting to land at Patna, the aircraft was too high and the crew attempted a go-around. During the second landing attempt, the aircraft was again high, veered to left and lost altitude until it crashed into houses in the Gardanibagh district and burst into flames. The cause of the accident was loss of control of the aircraft due to crew error. The crew did not followed the correct approach procedure, which resulted in the aircraft being high on approach. The crew then initiated a "go-around procedure" instead of an "approach to stall recovery procedure" resulting in an actual stall of the aircraft, loss of control and subsequent impact with the ground.
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    2009 – October: A Kingfisher plane was about to take off when an Air India flight from Nagpur landed on the same runway.
  • 2010 – April 20: A Kingfisher flight in Mumbai aborted take-off to make sure that a GoAir flight, which had landed, was off the runway.
  • 2010 – May 22: About 160 people were killed when an Air India Express flight overshot the runway at Mangalore airport and bursts into flames.







-ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date:May 22, 2010
Time:06:10
Location:Mangalore, India
Operator:Air India Express
Flight #:812
Route:Dubai, UAE - Mangalore, India
AC Type:Boeing 737-8HG
Registration:VT-AXV
cn / ln:36333/2481 
Aboard:166   (passengers:160  crew:6)
Fatalities:158   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Ground:0
Summary:While attempting to land at Mangalore Airport, the plane overran the runway, slid down a ravine into a wooded valley, and burst into flames.















  • 2010 May 27: A Jet Airways flight aborted landing because an Indigo flight was blocking the runway.
Who is to be blamed here? The drunken pilots, outdated aircrafts, old airports, or the incumbent ground staff?



-ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date:June 23, 1985
Time:07:15
Location:Atlantic Ocean, 110 miles West of Ireland
Operator:Air India
Flight #:182
Route:Montreal - London
AC Type:Boeing B-747-237B
Registration:VT-EFO
cn / ln:21473/330
Aboard:329   (passengers:307  crew:22)
Fatalities:329   (passengers:307  crew:22)
Ground:0
Summary:The aircraft broke up in flight and crashed into the ocean. Detonation of an explosive device in the forward cargo hold. Terrorist working in Vancouver, Canada, checked baggage with bombs onto two flights. One bag transferred at Toronto onto flight 182. The other would have been transferred at Tokyo onto another Air India flight, but exploded at the airport killing 2 baggage handlers. The aircraft was named "Kanishka."
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Air India's Canadian flight was a weekly service, and the present crew of 22, under the command of Captain Hanse Singh Narenda, had spent a pleasant six day stopover in Toronto before boarding the aircraft. The co-pilot was Satninder Singh Bhinder, also a Captain but on this flight sitting in the right hand seat, and the flight engineer was Dara Dumasia, about to retire and completing his last trip. The 19 flight attendants of Captain Narendra`s crew were under the charge of Sampath Lazer. A large expadriate Indian community had settled in Canada and Flight 182


 was over three quarters full with 307 passengers who were mostly returning on a visit to India to their adopted country. The large crew onboard the aircraft brought the total onboard to 329 people.. The time was now 0.600hrs GMT on Sunday 23rd June, 1985, about 2½ hours from landing, and the aircraft was estimated to land at Heathrow at 08.33 hrs. The Air India flight was running about 1¾ hours late because of the time taken in Toronto to fit "fifth pod", or spare engine. On 8th June an Air India aircraft had suffered an engine failure on take-off and had landed back at Toronto where an Air Canada engine was borrowed for the homeward journey. The engine had been returned one week later and Kanishka now flew back with the broken engine for repair in India. The carriage of a spare engine, which is fitted below the left wing between the inboard engine and the fuselage, is more commonplace than most passengers realise, and is a convenient way of transporting such a bulky item. The engine is shrouded with fairings to reduce drag and slight trim adjustments are made to maintain balanced flight.. A maximum indicated airspeed is imposed with the carriage of a fifth engine, but otherwise flying characteristics are normal. Captain Narendra had requested a reduced cruising Mach number of 0.81 on the North Atlantic track for the purposes of Flight 182, instead of the normal 0.84 Mach cruise, to comply with the restricted speed.








Air India's Canadian flight was a weekly service, and the present crew of 22, under the command of Captain Hanse Singh Narenda, had spent a pleasant six day stopover in Toronto before boarding the aircraft. The co-pilot was Satninder Singh Bhinder, also a Captain but on this flight sitting in the right hand seat, and the flight engineer was Dara Dumasia, about to retire and completing his last trip. The 19 flight attendants of Captain Narendra`s crew were under the charge of Sampath Lazer. A large expadriate Indian community had settled in Canada and Flight 182 was over three quarters full with 307 passengers who were mostly returning on a visit to India to their adopted country. The large crew onboard the aircraft brought the total onboard to 329 people.. The time was now 0.600hrs GMT on Sunday 23rd June, 1985, about 2½ hours from landing, and the aircraft was estimated to land at Heathrow at 08.33 hrs. The Air India flight was running about 1¾ hours late because of the time taken in Toronto to fit "fifth pod", or spare engine. On 8th June an Air India aircraft had suffered an engine failure on take-off and had landed back at Toronto where an Air Canada engine was borrowed for the homeward journey. The engine had been returned one week later and Kanishka now flew back with the broken engine for repair in India. The carriage of a spare engine, which is fitted below the left wing between the inboard engine and the fuselage, is more commonplace than most passengers realise, and is a convenient way of transporting such a bulky item. The engine is shrouded with fairings to reduce drag and slight trim adjustments are made to maintain balanced flight.. A maximum indicated airspeed is imposed with the carriage of a fifth engine, but otherwise flying characteristics are normal. Captain Narendra had requested a reduced cruising Mach number of 0.81 on the North Atlantic track for the purposes of Flight 182, instead of the normal 0.84 Mach cruise, to comply with the restricted speed.



Investigators examine the wreckage of Air India Flight 182.

An accident co-ordination centre was set up in Cork and floating wreckage and bodies recovered from the sea were taken to the Irish port. In the days that followed the accident, about 50% of the aircraft's total structure was retrieved from the sea's surface and 131 victims of the crash were brought ashore. A team of pathologists was organised to perform autopsies and arrangements were made to fly in relatives to identify the next of kin. The vessel Guardline Locator from the UK, with sophisticated sonar equipment aboard, and the French cable laying vessel the Leon Thevenin, with its robot mini-sub Scarab, were dispatched to locate the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR) boxes. The batteries of the acoustic beacons attached to the recorders would survive for a maximum of only 30 days. The boxes would he difficult to find and it was imperative the search was commenced quickly. By 4 July, the Gardline Locator, equipment had detected signals on the sea bed and on 9 July the CVR was pin-pointed and raised to the surface by the Scarab. The next day the FDR was located and recovered. It was a remarkable achievement. The two boxes were brought ashore and dispatched to India for analysis.


The remaining wreckage of Flight 182 lay on the sea bed at a depth of 6,700ft and its retrieval would be difficult if not impossible. In preparation for a recovery attempt the Canadian Coast Guard vessel John Cabot began combing the area, taking video film of the debris on the bottom and shooting thousands of still photographs. Over the month of July, fortunately in unusually calm weather, the painstaking process of mapping the wreckage distribution was begun. It would be many weeks before it was completed. On 16 July. the CVR andthe FDR boxes were opened in Bombay and their contents analysed in the presence of international safety experts. The results were startling.  At precisely 07.13:01 hrs, the exact moment of the break-up, both recordings had stopped abruptly. Flight 182's electrical power supplying vital components had been completely and instantly severed. The electrics bay must have been totally destroyed. This sudden loss of electrical power was in keeping with analysis of the Shannon ATCC tape and with the abrupt disappearance of the radar 'target. Whatever had happened at 31,000ft out over the Atlantic was sudden and catastrophic indeed. Meanwhile, in Canada and Japan, a full-scale investigation of the Air India crash and the blast at Narita was being instigated by RCMP and Japanese police. At first glance there appeared little to connect the two incidents, although Canada obviously seemed to be the linking factor. If Kanishka had been destroyed by a bomb, the answer could lie in Toronto or Montreal, the departure points of Air India's I8I/2, or in Vancouver, the departure city of CP Air's 003.

Kashmir Princess --- 11 April 1955 -- time bomb placed aboard the aircraft-- to assassinate Chinese premier Zhou Enlai,


The Kashmir Princess was a chartered Lockheed L-749A Constellation aircraft owned by Air India which exploded in midair and crashed into thePacific Ocean on 11 April 1955 while en route from Bombay, India and Hong Kong to Jakarta, Indonesia following a bomb explosion. Sixteen of those on board were killed, while three survived.
Explosion
The aircraft departed Hong Kong at 0425 GMT carrying Chinese and Eastern European delegates, mainly journalists, to the Asia-Afro Bandung Conference in Jakarta. At approximately 0925 GMT the crew heard an explosion; smoke quickly entered the cabin from a fire on the right wing directly behind the No. 3 (or right inboard) engine. Upon hearing the explosion and seeing the fire-warning light for the baggage compartment come on, the captain shut off the No. 3 engine and feathered its propeller, fearing the engine would catch on fire. This left three engines running. The crew sent out three distress signals giving their position over the Natuna Islands before the radio went dead.
The captain tried to land the plane on the sea, but the depressurizing cabin and the failing circuits made that impossible. Additionally, smoke was seeping into the cockpit. Left with no other options, the crew issued life jackets and opened the emergency doors to ensure a quick escape as the plane plunged into the sea below.
Crash
The starboard wing struck water first, tearing the plane into three parts. The flight engineer, navigator and first officer escaped and were later found by the Indonesian Coast Guard. The remaining 16 passengers and crew members, however  drowned at sea.
Investigators believed that the explosion had been caused by a time bomb placed aboard the aircraft by a Kuomintang secret agent who was attempting to assassinate Chinese premier Zhou Enlai, who had been scheduled to board the plane to attend the conference but had changed his travel plans at the last minute.

CIA involvement

In addition to the KMT, there were rumours of CIA involvement in this incident as well. Aside from the fact that Chow escaped to Taiwan aboard a CIA-owned aircraft, there was no evidence that the CIA was involved until a decade later, when several Americans claimed they were involved.

Constellation
Super Constellation
C-69 / C-121


-ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date:April 11, 1955
Time:17:30
Location:Off Great Natuna Island, Sarawak
Operator:Air India
Flight #:?
Route:Hong Kong - Jakarta
AC Type:Lockheed 749A Constellation
Registration:VT-DEP
cn / ln:2666
Aboard:19   (passengers:11  crew:8)
Fatalities:19   (passengers:11  crew:8)
Ground:0
Summary:An explosion occurred at 18,000 feet while over the China Sea. A resulting fire which started on the starboard wing soon spread and eventually led to total hydraulic and electrical failure. Smoke filled the cockpit and the plane crashed. An act of political terrorism. An aircraft worker placed an incendiary device in the starboard wheel well.




LAST WORDS.....

COCKPIT VOICE RECORDINGS, TRANSCRIPTS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TAPES


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TRANSCRIPTAIRLINEFLIGHT
07 Jul 1962Alitalia771Unable to make out your last message, will you please repeat
07 May 1964Pacific Air Lines773Skipper's shot!  We've been shot. I was trying to help.
08 Nov 1965American Airlines383Have you still got the runway OK? Ah .. just barely .. we'll pick up the ILS here.
30 Jun 1967Thai International601I have no radar contact with you.
06 Nov 1967Trans World Airlines159Not very # far off the runway. Sure as # isn't.
10 Aug 1968Piedmont Airlines230Watch it!
05 Jan 1969Ariana Afghan Airlines701We're finished!
20 Mar 1969Avion Airways-Four two delta got the strobe lights in sight
05 Jul 1970Air Canada621Pete, sorry.
08 Dec 1972United Air Lines553Sound of stickshaker begins and continues to end of recording
29 Dec 1972Eastern Air Lines401Hey, what's happening here?
27Mar 1977Pan Am / KLM1736/4805There he is .. look at him!  Goddamn that son-of-a-bitch is coming! Get off!
ATC04 Apr 1977Southern Airways242We’re going to do it right here.
11 Feb 1978Pacific Western Airlines314He's the emergency he's crashed and is burning off the end of the runway.
ATC25 Sep 1978Pacific Southwest Airlines182Ma I love you.
23 Dec 1978Alatalia4128So he gave us wrong indications. We thought we were to the left.
28 Dec 1978United Air Lines173United 173, Mayday!  We're... the engines are flaming out - we're going down! 
ATC25 May 1979American Airlines191Look at this. He blew up an engine. Equipment. We need equipment.
28 Nov 1979Air New Zealand901Actually, these conditions don't look very good at all, do they?
19Aug 1980Saudi Arabian Airlines163No need for that, we are okay, no problem, no problem.
CVR13 Jan 1982Air Florida90Larry, we're going down, Larry....  I know it!
01 Sep 1983Korean Airlines007What's happened?
CVR02 Aug 1985Delta Airlines191Push it way up.
CVR12 Aug 1985Japan Airlines123All hydraulics failed.
BDCST22 Oct 1986WNBC news copter-...hit the water...hit the water...hit the water.
08 Jun 1988VASP168What? There's what?  Some hills, isn't there?
31 Aug 1986Aeromexico498Oh  #### this can't be!Oh  #### this can't be!
09 May 1987LOT Polish Airlines5055Goodnight, Goodbye, We Perish!
28 Nov 1987South African Airways295We have, er, a smoke problem and we are doing an emergency descent!
ATC28 Apr 1988Aloha Airlines243We cannot communicate with the flight attendants.
26 Jun 1988Air France296QWatch out for those pylons ahead, eh. See them? Yeah, yeah, don't worry.
CVR31 Aug 1988Delta Airlines1141We got an engine failure.  We're not gonna make it. Full power..
08 Feb 1989Independent Air1851Can't keep this SOB thing straight up and down.
24 Feb 1989United Airlines811What the hell was that?  I don't know.
07 Jun 1989Surinam Airways764That's it I'm dead.
CVR19 JUl 1989United Air Lines232Nah, I can't pull 'em off or we'll lose it, that's what's turning ya.
25 Jan 1990AVIANCA052Flame out! Flame out on engine number four.
01 Feb 1991USAir/Skywest1493/5569Okay, we just had a seven thirty-seven land and blow up
03 Mar 1991United Airlines585Oh, God ... flip!
26 May 1991Lauda Air004Ah, reverser's deployed.
ATC04 Oct 1992El Al1862Going down...eh...1862, going down, going down, copied going down?
21 Dec 1992Martinair495A bit low, bit low, bit low.
31 Mar 1993Japan Airlines46ELost number one and two.
18 Aug 1993American Int. Airways808There it goes, there it goes!  Oh no!
04 Apr 1994KLM Cityhopper195Watch your speed. Going around.
26 Apr 1994China Airlines140It's OK, It's OK, don't hurry, don't hurry.
02 Jul 1994USAir1016Down, push it down.
08 Sep 1994USAir427Hang on. What the hell is this? 
31 Oct 1994American Eagle4134OK, mellow it out, mellow it out.
13 Dec 1994American Eagle3379Why's that ignition light on?  We just had a flame-out?
21 Aug 1995Atlantic Southeast Airlines529Amy, I love you.
22 Sept 1995U.S. Air Force27Crash landing.  We're goin' in.  We're going down.
20 Dec 1995America Airlines965Uh.. where are we.
06 Feb 1996Birgen Air301Oh what's happening
ATC11 May 1996Valujet592Uh, smoke in the cockpit... smoke in the cabin.
ATC17 Jul 1996TWA800I think that was him.  I think so. God bless him.
29 Aug 1996Vnokovo Airlines2601Mountains!!!
02 Oct 1996Aeroperu603What shit have they done?
19 Nov 1996United Express5925What, oooh ###. Oh ### me.
ATC06 Aug 1997Korean Air801Well, he must have crashed then.
26 Sep 1997Garuda Indonesia Airlines152Aaaaaa. Allah Akbar.
16 Feb 1998China Airlines676Oh my God!  Oh my God!
ATC02 Sep 1998Swissair111And we are declaring emergency now Swissair one eleven.
01 Jun 1999American Airlines1420Aw ####, we're off course...we're way off.
31 Oct 1999Egypt Air990I rely on God
13 Jan 2000Avisto-OK we are ditching.
ATC31 Jan 2000Alaska Airlines261Ah here we go.
17 Jul 2000Indian/Alliance Airlines7412Would like to do one 360 due to high on approach Sir.
19 Jul 2000Airwave Transport9807What the #### is going on?
25 Jul 2000Air France4590Concorde forty-five ninety you have flames, you have flames behind you.
31 Oct 2000Singapore Airlines006#### something there.
04 Jul 2001Vladivostokavia352That’s all guys! Fuck!
11 Sep 2001United Air Lines93When they all come, we finish it off.
12 Nov 2001American Airlines587What the hell are we into. We're stuck in it.
08 Nov 2002Richmor Aviation-Oh # what's that.
22 Jun 2003Brit Air5572I have nothing in front of me.
03 Jan 2004Flash Air604See what the aircraft did!
24 Aug 2006Comair5191That's weird with no lights.
ATC15 Jan 2009US Airways1549We're gonna be in the Hudson.
12 Feb 2009Continental Express3407We're down.
ATC04 Apr 2010Polish Air Force1549F*ckkkkkkAviation Accident Photos