The Canadian Press

1999-01-21 | Swissair Final Minutes

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A report in the Wall Street Journal Jan. 21 revealed the rare drama of two pilots battling to save Swissair Flight 111 while at odds over how to do it. Canadian Press reporter Jim Crichton said the pilots could have headed straight for Halifax airport rather than follow a lengthy checklist of time-consuming procedures. Minutes later, the jet plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off Peggy's Cove, killing all 229 people on board.

Date: 1999-01-21
Placeline: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the co-pilot of the Swiss air jet Apparently one of the rapid descent he suggested dumping fuel early so the Jack wouldn't be too heavy to land and he talked of heading directly to Halifax Airport now the captain delay the decision on dumping Fuel and that's where the issue was heading for the airport at turning toward the sea the captain apparently preoccupied with a checklist didn't give a definitive answer >>