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, NS, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the co pilot of the Swiss air jet apparently wanted a rapid descent he suggested dumping fuel early subject wouldn't be too heavy to land any talk of heading directly to Halifax airport the captain delayed a decision on dumping fuel and as for the issue of heading for the airport attorney toward the sea the captain apparently preoccupied with the checklist didn't give a definitive answer >>

Clip ID: 19990121CPCN002