These might be your last words...
Imagine: you’re the captain of an aircraft on your way to land or en route to your destination. Everything is going as planned, but then something happens. Something goes wrong; you try to save the situation, but you just can’t do it.
The odds are too lopsided, your heart becomes heavy, and your eyes widen as you realize what’s about to happen: you’re going to crash. With your last gasps of air, what are the final words that come out of your mouth? Here are some real answers to that question, and some of them are bone-chilling.
“Yeah, he’s the emergency he’s crashed and is burning off the end of the runway.” – Pacific Western Airlines, February 11, 1978
The aircraft had just touched down, and the crew noticed a snow plow on the runway. They tried to slow the plane down, but couldn’t in time.
42 of 49 aboard were killed.
“Actually, these conditions don’t look very good at all, do they?”
– Air New Zealand, November 28, 1979
The plane crashed into the slopes of Mt. Erebus on the way to Antarctica. Due to a failed computer-stored flight plan and an inexperienced crew flying below authorized altitude, all 257 aboard were killed.
“No need for that, we are okay, no problem, no problem”
– Saudi Arabian Airlines, August 19, 1980
This was a response after being told: “Put your hand behind your head and head between your knees, hands behind your head.” The plane was going down just 6 minutes after takeoff due to an onboard fire.
All 301 aboard were killed.