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American Airlines Flight 587 (November 12, 2001)

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  1. Date: November 12, 2001
  2. Passengers: 251
  3. Crew: 9
  4. Fatalities: 260
  5. Ground fatalities: 5
  6. Total fatalities: 265
  7. Cause: “…in-flight separation of the vertical stabilizer as a result of the loads beyond ultimate design that were created by the first officer’s unnecessary and excessive rudder pedal inputs. Contributing to these rudder pedal inputs were characteristics of the Airbus A300-600 rudder system design and elements of the American Airlines Advanced Aircraft Maneuvering Program.
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  10. Legend:
  11. CAM     Cockpit area microphone voice or sound source
  12. HOT     Flight crew audio panel voice or sound source
  13. RDO     Radio transmissions from accident aircraft
  14. RMP     Radio transmissions from local ramp control
  15. PA      Voice transmitted over aircraft public address system
  16. INT     Voice transmitted over aircraft interphone system
  17. GND     Radio transmission from JFK ground control
  18. TWR     Radio transmission from JFK control tower
  19. JAL47   Japan Airlines 47
  20. -1      Voice identified as pilot-in-command
  21. -2      Voice identified as co-pilot
  22. -3      Voice identified as pushback crewman
  23. -?      Voice unidentified
  24. *       Unintelligible word
  25. @       Non-pertinent word
  26. #       Expletive
  27. ( )     Questionable insertion
  28. (( ))   Editorial insertion
  29. …     Pause
  30. Times expressed in EST
  31.  
  32.  
  33. ---
  34.  
  35.  
  36. 0910:51     PA-1    Well ladies and gentlemen, at long last, we are number two for takeoff. Uuh, toward the northwest today. Immediately after takeoff we’ll be in a left hand turn heading for the shoreline
  37.  
  38. 0911:08     TWR     Japan Airlines forty seven heavy, wind three zero zero at one zero runway three one left, cleared for takeoff
  39.  
  40. 0911:12     JAL47   Runway three one left, cleared for takeoff, Japan Air forty seven heavy
  41.  
  42. 0911:27     HOT-1   Yeah, I guess that controller was bent outta shape, huh?
  43.  
  44. 0911:29     HOT-2   Ticked
  45.  
  46. 0911:33     HOT-1   Can’t hardly blame him
  47.  
  48. 0911:35     HOT-2   Ah, I’m sure
  49.  
  50. 0911:36     TWR     American five eighty seven heavy Kennedy tower, caution wake turbulence runway three one left, taxi into position and hold
  51.  
  52. 0911:41     RDO-2   Position and hold three one left, American five eighty seven
  53.  
  54. 0911:55     HOT-2   Takeoff briefing we got, PA?
  55.  
  56. 0911:57     HOT-1   ((sound of single chime))
  57.  
  58. 0911:58     HOT-1   Complete
  59.  
  60. 0912:00     HOT-2   Ignition
  61.  
  62. 0912:05     HOT-1   Reach? Ignition’s off
  63.  
  64. 0912:07     HOT-2   Bleeds?
  65.  
  66. 0912:09     HOT-1   Bleeds are on
  67.  
  68. 0912:12     HOT-1   He say Reach?
  69.  
  70. 0912:13     HOT-2   Reach four oh one or something like that yeah
  71.  
  72. 0912:16     HOT-1   Air Force is coming to Kennedy
  73.  
  74. 0912:19     HOT-2   Is that a Reach, that’s the Air Force?
  75.  
  76. 0912:20     HOT-1   Yeah, that’s the…
  77.             HOT-2   Transponder?
  78.  
  79. 0912:21     HOT-1   TARA?
  80.  
  81. 0912:22     HOT-1   It’s a tanker
  82.  
  83. 0912:24     HOT-1   The call sign. That looks like a seven four out there though
  84.  
  85. 0912:30     HOT-1   All right, position and hold on the uh, left side
  86.  
  87. 0912:36     HOT-1   Final appears clear, transponder is TARA
  88.  
  89. 0912:38     HOT-2   Brake… thank you. Brake fans?
  90.  
  91. 0912:39     HOT-1   Fans are off
  92.  
  93. 0912:40     HOT-2   Lights to go. I’m gonna make… left turn two twenty. Go out the Bridge five thousand feet’s the top. If we have a problem, I’ll clean it up at six… ten… left traffic for this runway…
  94.  
  95. 0913:05     TWR     Japan Air forty seven heavy, fly the Bridge Climb, contact New York departure, good morning
  96.  
  97. 0913:10     JAL47   Bridge Climb, switch to departure, Japan Air four seven, good morning
  98.  
  99. 0913:21     HOT-1   You have the airplane
  100.             HOT-2   I got the brakes
  101.  
  102. 0913:22     HOT-1   I have the radios
  103.  
  104. 0913:27.6   TWR     American five eight seven heavy, wind three zero zero at niner, runway three one left, cleared for takeoff
  105.  
  106. 0913:31.7   RDO-1   Cleared for takeoff, American ah, five eight seven heavy
  107.  
  108. 0913:35.3   HOT-2   You happy with that distance?
  109.  
  110. 0913:38.5   HOT-1   Aah, he’s… we’ll be all right once we get rollin’. He’s supposed to be five miles by the time we’re airborne, that’s the idea.
  111.  
  112. 0913:45.5   HOT-2   So you’re happy. Lights?
  113.  
  114. 0913:47.1   HOT-1   Yeah lights are on.
  115.  
  116. 0913:47.8   HOT-2   Takeoff check’s complete, I’m on the roll. Thank you sir
  117.  
  118. 0913:53.5   HOT-1   Thrust SRS, runway
  119.  
  120. 0913:54.7   CAM     ((sound similar to increase in engine RPM))
  121.  
  122. 0914:03.8   HOT-2   You got throttles
  123.  
  124. 0914:08.9   HOT-1   Eighty knots
  125.  
  126. 0914:23.4   HOT-1   V one
  127.  
  128. 0914:24.3   HOT-1   Rotate
  129.  
  130. 0914:25.7   HOT-1   V two
  131.  
  132. 0914:28.5   HOT-1   V two plus ten
  133.  
  134. 0914:30.4   HOT-2   Positive rate, gear up please
  135.  
  136. 0914:31.5   HOT-1   Gear up
  137.  
  138. 0914:33.1   CAM     ((sound of thump and two clicks))
  139.  
  140. 0914:38.5   HOT-2   Heading select
  141.  
  142. 0914:41.9   HOT-1   Clear left
  143.  
  144. 0914:42.6   TWR     American five eight seven heavy, turn left. Fly the Bridge Climb. Contact New York departure. Good morning
  145.  
  146. 0914:48.3   RDO-1   American five eighty seven heavy, so long
  147.  
  148. 0914:51.4   HOT-1   Gear’s up
  149.  
  150. 0914:52.5   HOT-2   Check speed, level change
  151.  
  152. 0914:54.8   HOT-2   Flaps up
  153.  
  154. 0914:56.5   HOT-2   Climb power
  155.  
  156. 0914:57.1   CAM     ((sound of click))
  157.  
  158. 0915:00.0   RDO-1   Ah New York, American five eighty seven heavy, thirteen hundred feet, we’re climbing to five thousand
  159.  
  160. 0915:04.7   DEP     American five eight seven heavy, New York departure. Radar contact. Climb maintain one three thousand
  161.  
  162. 0915:10.2   RDO-1   One three thousand feet, American five eighty seven heavy
  163.  
  164. 0915:14.6   HOT-2   One three I see, slats retract
  165.  
  166. 0915:16.5   HOT-1   Slats
  167.  
  168. 0915:17.2   CAM     ((sound of several clicks))
  169.  
  170. 0915:28.5   HOT-1   Clean machine
  171.             HOT-2   ((sound similar to yawn)) Thank you
  172.  
  173. 0915:36.4   DEP     American five eighty seven heavy, turn left, proceed direct WAVEY
  174.  
  175. 0915:37.3   HOT-1   ((sound of brief squeak and a rattle))
  176.  
  177. 0915:41.0   RDO-1   Uh, we’ll turn direct WAVEY, American five eighty seven heavy
  178.  
  179. 0915:44.4   HOT-2   Left turn direct WAVEY…
  180.  
  181. 0915:44.7   HOT-1   Little wake turbulence, huh?
  182.  
  183. 0915:45.6   HOT-2   …yeah
  184.  
  185. 0915:47.3   HOT-2   ((sound similar to five sets of stabilizer trim switch clicks))
  186.  
  187. 0915:48.2   HOT-2   Two fifty thank you
  188.  
  189. 0915:51.8   CAM     ((sound of a thump))
  190.  
  191. 0915:52.3   CAM     ((sound of click))
  192.  
  193. 0915:52.9   CAM     ((sound of two thumps))
  194.  
  195. 0915:54.2   HOT-2   Max power ((spoken in strained voice))
  196.  
  197. 0915:55.0   HOT-1   You all right?
  198.  
  199. 0915:55.3   HOT-2   Yea, I’m fine
  200.  
  201. 0915:56.3   HOT-1   Hang onto it, hang onto it
  202.  
  203. 0915:56.6   CAM     ((sound of snap))
  204.  
  205. 0915:57.5   HOT-2   Let’s go for power please
  206.  
  207. 0915:57.7   CAM     ((sound of loud thump))
  208.  
  209. 0915:58.5   CAM     ((sound of loud bang))
  210.  
  211. 0916:00.0   HOT-2   ((sound similar to human grunt))
  212.  
  213. 0916:00.2   CAM     ((roaring noise starts and increases in amplitude))
  214.  
  215. 0916:01.0   HOT-2   holy #
  216.             CAM     ((sound similar to single ECAM chime))
  217.  
  218. 0916:02.0   CAM     ((sound similar to single ECAM chime))
  219.  
  220. 0916:04.4   CAM     ((sound similar to stall warning repetitive chime for 1.9 seconds))
  221.  
  222. 0916:06.2   CAM     ((roaring noise decreases and ends))
  223.  
  224. 0916:07.5   HOT-2   what the hell are we into *. We’re stuck in it
  225.             CAM     ((sound similar to continuous repetitive chimes for one second))
  226.  
  227. 0916:09.6   CAM     ((sound similar to continuous repetitive chimes for three seconds))
  228.  
  229. 0916:12.8   HOT-1   Get out of it. Get out of it
  230.  
  231. 0916:14.8           ((end of recording))
  232.  
  233.  
  234. ---
  235.  
  236.  
  237. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciMRqagnKFc --- ATC recording with the last communication of the flight to DEP. Includes pilot alerting KJFK of crash.
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