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Final Airplane Crash Messages That Are Haunting
History - Science
Air France Flight 447
As the plane descended, the more experienced co-pilot is captured on a recording saying, "We still have the engines! What the hell is happening?"
His co-pilot responded, "I don't have control of the plane at all!" The captain tried to fix it, but then: "Damn it, we're going to crash … this can't be happening!"
Long Mystery
When British South American Airways Flight CS-59 disappeared four minutes before it was about to land, its last word transmitted to Los Cerrillos Airport was "STENDEC."
When the airport requested clarification, "STENDEC" was repeated twice in Morse code, then the plane fell silent. There are theories as to what it meant but none were confirmed.
Trying To Help
A pilot on Pacific Airlines Flight 773 says on a recording, "Skipper’s shot. We're been shot. Trying to help." Ground control couldn’t get them to repeat the message.
It was later found that passenger Francisco Gonzales entered the cockpit, shot and killed the pilots, then died by suicide before the plane crashed and killed everyone on board.
John F. Kennedy Jr.
The fatal plane crash of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, and his sister-in-law was in 1999, but it wasn't until 2007 that air traffic transcripts were released.
Reuters reported that Kennedy’s last words were the completely mundane confirmation of his plane’s identification, "Five three November to two two, thanks."
The Concorde
Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde jet, had a high-speed blowout that ruptured one of the jet's fuel tanks. The flaming jet took off, crashed, and killed all on board.
After the ground relayed the message, "You have flames behind you," the flight crew was going to try and help, but the pilot's final words were, "Too late … no time."