25 January 1990 - Avianca 52

Avianca Flight 52 was a regularly scheduled flight from Bogotá to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport via Medellín, Colombia's José María Córdova International Airport. On Thursday, January 25, 1990, the aircraft performing this flight, a Boeing 707-321B registered as HK-2016, crashed into the village of Cove Neck, Long Island, New York after running out of fuel. 8 of 9 crew members and 65 of 149 passengers on board were killed.

Avianca Flight 52 had been in a holding pattern over New York for over one hour due to fog limiting arrivals and departures into John F. Kennedy International Airport. During this hold, the aircraft was exhausting its reserve fuel supply, which would have allowed it to divert to its alternate, Boston, in case of an emergency or situation such as this one.

Seventy-seven minutes after entering the hold, New York Air Traffic Control asked the crew how long they could continue to hold, to which the first officer replied “...about five minutes.” The First Officer then stated that their alternate was Boston, but since they had been holding for so long they would not be able to make it anymore; the controller then cleared the aircraft for an approach to runway 22L.

As Flight 52 flew the ILS approach, they encountered windshear at an altitude of less than 500 feet (150 m) and the plane descended below the glideslope, almost crashing into the ground short of the runway. As a result, a missed approach was initiated. Air traffic controllers had only informed the flight of windshear at 1,500 feet (460 m). At this point, the plane did not have enough fuel for another approach.

The crew alerted the controller that they were low on fuel and in a subsequent transmission stated “We’re running out of fuel, sir.” The controller asked the crew to climb to which the first officer replied “No, sir, we’re running out of fuel.”

Moments later, the number four engine flamed out, shortly followed by the other three. With the aircraft's main source of electrical power, its generators, now gone and with only battery power remaining, automatic load shedding would have caused many non-essential electrical systems to lose power and the cabin would have been plunged into darkness. Within seconds, the aircraft had lost thrust from its 4 engines, causing it to plunge into the small, wealthy village of Cove Neck on northern Long Island, in Oyster Bay; 15 miles (24 km) from the airport.

The aircraft struck the ground and slid down a hill in the town, splitting into two pieces as it reached the bottom. The impact snapped off the cockpit and it landed over 100 feet (30 m) away in the side of an unoccupied house. 73 passengers and crew died, while 85 survived with injuries.



Transcript of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

Legenda
RDO = Radio transmission from accident aircraft
CAM = Cockpit Area Microphone sound or source
-1 = Voice identified as Captain
-2 = Voice identified as First Officer
-3 = Voice identified as Flight Engineer
TWR = New York-JFK Tower
APPR = New York Approach Controller
* = Unintelligible word
# = Expletive deleted
() = Questionable text
(()) = Editorial insertion
- = Pause

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2103:07 RDO-?: New York approach Avianca zero five ah two leveling five thousand.
2103:11 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, New York approach good evening, fly heading zero six zero.
2103:15 RDO-?: Heading zero six zero, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2103:18 CAM-2: Zero six zero on the heading.
2103:46 CAM-3: When we have...with thousand pounds or less in any tank, it is necessary to do.
2103:53 CAM-2: Yes sir.
2103:56 CAM-3: Then the go-around procedure is stating that the power be applied slowly and to avoid rapid accelerations and to have a minimum of nose up attitude.
2104:09 CAM-1: To maintain what?
2104:10 CAM-2: Minimum, minimum nose up attitude, that means the less nose up attitude that one can hold.
2104:10 CAM-3: This thing is going okay.
2104:27 CAM-3: Then flaps to twenty five position and maintain vee ref plus twenty...The highest go around procedure is starting.
2104:34 CAM-3: The flaps, sorry, retract the landing gear with positive rate of climb...if any low pressure light comes on do not select the switch in the off position...the low pressure lights of the pumps comes on, reduce the nose up altitude, the nose up attitude.
2104:57 CAM-3: The forward pumps...
2104:59 CAM-1: What heading do you have over there?
2105:04 CAM-1: Select Kennedy on my side.
2105:04 CAM-2: Kennedy is on the number two, but if want Commander, I can perform the radio setup right now that we are now being vectored, we are like on down wind position now.
2105:11 CAM-1: We passed already, no?
2105:12 CAM-2: Yes sir.
2105:13 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy turn left, heading three six zero.
2105:17 RDO-?: Left, heading three six zero, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2105:22 CAM-3: Three six zero.
2105:24 CAM-2: Yes Commander, thats what he say.
2105:26 CAM-1: Perform the radio setup, but leave to me the VOR, the in Kennedy, then select here, tell me what.
2105:34 CAM-1: Two what?.
2105:34 CAM-2: Two twenty three.
2105:35 CAM-?: *sound of altitude alert tone*
2105:38 CAM-1: Two twenty three.
2105:39 CAM-1: What heading he provide us?
2105:42 CAM-2: New, he give us three six zero.
2105:42 CAM-1: Okay.
2105:42 CAM-2: I am going to perform the radio setup on number two.
2105:42 CAM-1: Perform the radio setup.
2105:49 CAM-?: *sound of landing gear warning horn*
2105:52 CAM-1: Hey, understand that the nose must be maintained as low as possible, yes?
2105:52 CAM-3: Thats correct, it says that the forward pumps...
2106:02 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, turn left heading of three zero zero.
2106:04 RDO-?: Left heading three zero zero, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2106:09 CAM-2: Three zero zero on the heading.
2106:10 CAM-3: The forward boost pumps could be uncovered on fuel during the go around.
2106:15 CAM-3: What it means it doesn't contain fuel for feeding itself and a flameout can occur...and it is necessary to lower the nose again.
2106:44 CAM-1: Heading three hundred.
2106:45 CAM-2: Three hundred.
2106:51 CAM-2: Right now we are proceeding to the airport inbound and we have twentyseven, seventeen miles.
2106:58 CAM-3: Roger.
2107:04 CAM-2: This means that we'll have hamburger tonight.
2107:17 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, turn left heading two niner.
2107:20 RDO-?: Left heading two niner zero, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2107:24 CAM-2: Two niner zero on the heading please.
2107:29 CAM-1: Two twenty three course counter standby the frequency number.
2107:32 CAM-2: Standby for the frequency.
2107:34 CAM-1: Leave the ILS frequency in Kennedy until I advise you select your own there.
2107:36 CAM-2: It is ready.
2107:37 CAM-1: Well...
2107:42 CAM-2: Markers are set.
2108:34 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, descend and maintain, ahh, descend and maintain three thousand.
2108:40 RDO-?: Descend and maintain three thousand, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2108:40 CAM-2: Three thousand feet.
2109:01 CAM-1: The localizer, are we going to intercept it with two thousand?
2109:06 CAM-2: Yes, the initial approach altitude is two thousand or according to the ATC.
2109:11 CAM-3: They got us, they already vectoring us.
2109:21 CAM-2: They accomodate us ahead of an....
2109:27 CAM-1: What?
2109:27 CAM-2: They accomodate us.
2109:29 CAM-3: They already know that we are in bad condition.
2109:30 CAM-1: No, they are descending us.
2109:35 CAM-2: One thousand feet.
2109:36 CAM-1: Ah yes.
2109:38 CAM-2: They are giving us priority.
2109:44 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, turn left heading two seven zero.
2109:47 RDO-?: Left heading two seven zero.
2109:50 CAM-2: Two seven zero on the heading.
2109:54 CAM-1: Two seventy.
2110:03 CAM-2: It is ahead of us.
2110:05 CAM-3: Yes.
2110:16 CAM-1: Standby for the localizer there.
2110:18 CAM-2: Yes Sir.
2110:21 CAM-2: Outer marker is seven miles.
2110:21 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, turn left heading two five zero, intercept the localizer.
2110:31 RDO-?: Heading two five zero, intercept the localizer, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2110:37 CAM-2: Two fifty is the heading to intercept the localizer.
2111:04 CAM-2: This is final vector, do you want the ILS Commander?
2111:07 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, you are one five miles from the outer marker, maintain two thousand until established on the localizer, cleared ILS two two left.
2111:14 RDO-?: Cleared ILS two two left, maintain two thousand until established, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2111:14 CAM-3: Two thousand.
2111:16 CAM-1: Select the ILS on my side.
2111:20 CAM-2: The ILS in number one, one hundred ten point nine is set.
2111:29 CAM-2: For two thousand feet.
2111:29 CAM-3: Localizer alive.
2111:32 CAM-1: Give me flaps fourteen.
2111:33 CAM-2: We are thirteen miles from the outer marker.
2111:33 CAM-2: Flaps fourteen.
2111:47 CAM-1: Navigation number one.
2111:49 CAM-1: Did you already select flaps fourteen, no?
2111:51 CAM-2: Yes sir, are set.
2111:53 CAM-2: Navigation number one.
2111:55 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, speed one six zero, if practical.
2111:57 CAM-3: Fourteen.
2111:59 RDO-?: One six, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2112:05 CAM-1: Give me flaps twenty five.
2112:06 CAM-2: Flaps twenty five.
2112:09 CAM-2: Reduce to a minimum.
2112:15 CAM-2: We have traffic ahead of us.
2112:28 CAM-1: We can maintain one hundred and forty with this flap setting.
2112:52 CAM-1: How many miles is that thing located?
2112:53 CAM-2: It is at seven miles commander, and we are at ten miles at the moment from the outer marker.
2113:25 CAM-1: Reset frequency, the ILS please.
2113:29 CAM-2: Okay.
2113:36 CAM-1: Do it.
2113:34 CAM-1: Thankyou.
2113:47 CAM-2: Now the course is going to be intercepted at the outer marker. This means there is not a problem, Commander.
2114:00 CAM-2: Localizer to the left.
2115:08 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, contact Kennedy Tower, one one niner point one, good day.
2115:12 RDO-?: One one niner point one, so long.
2115:19 RDO-?: Kennedy Tower, Avianca zero five two established two two left.
2115:23 TWR: Avianca zero five two heavy, Kennedy Tower, two two left, you're number three following seven two seven traffic on a, ah, niner mile final.
2115:32 RDO-?: Avianca zero five two, roger.
2116:19 CAM-1: Can I lower the landing gear yet?
2116:21 CAM-2: No, I think its too early now.
2116:53 CAM-2: If we lower the landing gear, we have to hold very high nose attitude.
2116:53 CAM-3: And its not very...
2116:56 TWR: American six ninety two, runway two two left, wind one niner zero at two one, cleared to land.
2117:01 AA 692: : Cleared to land, American six ninety two.
2117:17 TWR: Avianca zero five two, what's your airspeed?
2117:20 RDO-?: Avianca zero five two, one four zero knots.
2117:25 CAM-1: they was asking for the American.
2117:30 TWR: Avianca zero five two, can you increase your airspeed one zero knots?
2117:40 CAM-1: One zero.
2117:41 RDO-?: Okay, one zero knots, increasing
2117:42 TWR: Increase, increase!
2117:42 CAM-1: What?
2117:44 RDO-?: Increasing
2117:45 CAM-1: What?
2117:46 TWR: Okay
2117:46 CAM-3: Ten knots more.
2117:48 CAM-2: Ten little knots more.
2117:48 CAM-3: Ten little knots more.
2117:48 CAM-1: One hundred and fifty.
2117:52 CAM-1: Here we go.
2117:55 CAM-1: Tell me things louder, because I'm not hearing it.
2118:11 CAM-2: We are three miles to the outer marker now.
2118:13 CAM-1: Right.
2118:15 CAM-1: Resetting the ILS.
2118:17 CAM-2: Here it is already intercepted.
2118:32 CAM-2: Glide slope alive.
2118:38 CAM-1: I'm going to approach at one hundred and forty, it is what he wants or what is the value he wants?
2118:41 CAM-2: One hundred and fifty; We had one hundred and forty, and he required ten little knots more.
2119:09 CAM-1: Lower the gear.
2119:10 CAM-2: Gear down.
2119:30 CAM-1: Mode selector approach land checklist.
2119:32 CAM-3: Landing check.
2119:41 CAM-3: Speed brake lever.,
2119:42 CAM-1: Full forward.
2119:43 CAM-3: Spoiler switches.
2119:45 CAM-2: On.
2119.45 CAM-3: On.
2119:46 CAM-3: Engine start selectors on.
2119:50 CAM-?: (Engine igniter sound starts and continues until end of tape.)
2119:56 CAM-3: No smoking switch on,
2119:57 CAM-2: On.
2119:58 TWR: Avianca zero five two, two two left, wind one niner zero at two zero, cleared to land.
2120:00 CAM-3: Gear.
2120:01 RDO-?: Cleared to land, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2120.03 RDO-?: Wind check please?
2120:05 TWR: One niner zero at two zero.
2120:07 RDO-?: Thankyou.
2120:08 CAM-2: One hundred and ninety with twenty is in the wind.
2120:10 CAM-1: With what?
2120:10 TWR: Avianca zero five two, say airspeed
2120:10 CAM-2: With twenty,
2120:12 RDO-?: Vero five two is, ah, one four five knots.
2120:15 TWR: TWA eight oh one heavy, if feasible reduce airspeed one four live.
2120:17 CAM-1: Give me fifty.
2120:19 TWA 801: Okay, we'll do our best.
2120:21 CAM-1: Are we cleared to land, no?
2120:23 CAM-2: Yes sir, we are cleared to land.
2120:25 CAM-3: Hydraulic pressure quantities, normal.
2120:28 CAM-2: Localizer to the left, slightly below glide slope.
2120:33 CAM-3: Standby flaps fifty, landing checklist complete.
2120:36 CAM-2: Stand by flaps fifty.
2120:39 CAM-1: give me fifty.
2120:40 CAM-2: Flaps fifty now.
2120:41 CAM-3: Fifty, fifty, green light, final set.
2120:45 CAM-3: All set for landing.
2120:48 CAM-2: Below glide slope.
2120:53 TWR: TWA eight oh one heavy, if feasible reduce to final approach airspeed at this time.
2120:56 TWA 801: Yes sir, we're indicating one five zero now, thats about the best we can do.
2121:06 CAM-1: Confirm the wind.
2121:07 TWR: Avianca zero five two heavy, can you increase your airspeed one zero knots at all?
2121:09 RDO-?: Yes, we're doing it.
2121:12 TWR: Okay, thankyou.
2121:15 CAM-1: Confirm the wind.
2121:16 CAM-2: The wind is one hundred ninety with twenty knots.
2121:20 CAM-1: I got it.
2121:30 TWR: TWA eight oh one, you're gaining on the heavy seven oh seven, turn left, heading of, ah, one five zero, and, ah, maintain two thousand.
2121:35 CAM-1: I'm going to leave the runway to the right, okay?
2121:36 CAM-2: To the right, yes sir.
2121:38 TWA 801: Okay TWA eight oh one heavy, left to one five zero, maintain two thousand.
2121:41 CAM-1: Localizer, glide slope one thousand feet, standby for lights.
2121:46 CAM-2: Standing by for lights.
2121:59 CAM-2: Slightly below glide slope.
2122:07 CAM-2: One thousand feet above field.
2122:10 CAM-2: Instruments cross checked, slightly below.
2122:17 CAM-2: All set for landing.
2122:19 CAM-3: Stand by for lights.
2122:21 CAM-1: Stand by.
2122:26 CAM-2: The wind is slightly from the left, one hundred ninety with twenty.
2122:33 AA 40: Tower, American Forty heavy's with ya outside LORRS.
2122:36 TWR: American forty heavy, Kennedy Tower, roger, runway two two left, you're number two following heavy seven oh seven traffic on a two mile final. Wind two zero zero at one eight. RVR five thousand, five hundred, Cleared to land.
2122:44 CAM-2: Below glide slope.
2122:50 AA 40: Cleared to land, American forty heavy.
2122:52 CAM-2: Glide slope.
2122:56 TWR: American forty heavy, whats your airspeed?
2122:57 CAM-2: This is the wind shear.
2138:08 CAM-3: Glide slope.
2123:08 GPWS: Whoop whoop, pull up!
2123:09 CAM-2: Sink rate.
2123:10 CAM-2: Five hundred feet.
2123:11 GPWS: Whoop whoop, pull up! (repeated 3 times)
2123:13 CAM-1: Lights.
2123:14 GPWS: Whoop whoop, pull up! (repeated 4 times)
2123:20 CAM-1: Where is the runway?
2123:21 GPWS: Whoop whoop, pull up! (repeated 3 times)
2123:23 CAM-1: The runway! Where is it?
2123:25 GPWS: Glideslope (repeated 2 times)
2123:27 CAM-2: I don't see it! I don't see it!
2123:28 CAM-1: Give me the landing gear up. Landing gear up.
2123:29 GPWS: Glideslope (repeated 2 times)
2123:32 CAM-?: (Sound of landing gear warning horn.)
2123:33 CAM-1: Request another traffic pattern.
2123:34 RDO-2: Executing a missed approach, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2123:37 CAM-3: Smooth with the nose, smooth with the nose, smooth with the nose.
2123:39 TWR: Avianca zero five two heavy, roger, ah, climb and maintain two thousand, turn left, heading one eight zero.
2123:43 CAM-1: We don't have the flae...
2123:45 CAM-2: Maintain two thousand feet, one eight zero on the heading.
2123:54 CAM-1: Flaps twenty five.
2124:00 CAM-1: I don't know what happened with the runway. I didn't see it.
2124:00 CAM-3: I didn't see it.
2124:00 CAM-2: I didn't see it.
2124:04 TWR: Avianca zero five two, you are making a left turn, correct sir?
2124:06 CAM-1: Tell them we are in emergen~y.
2124:06 CAM-3: Two thousand feet.
2124:08 RDO-2: Thats right to one eight zero on the heading, and, ah, we'll try once again. We're running out of fuel.
2124:15 TWR: Okay.
2124:17 CAM-1: What did he say?
2124:18 CAM-2: Maintain two thousand feet, one eight on the heading. I already advise him that we are going to attempt again, because we now can't.
2124:21 TWR: American forty heavy, two two left, wind two zero zero at one niner, cleared to land. Wind shear reported, gain and loss of ten knots, seven hundred feet to the surface by a DC-9.
2124:22 CAM-1: Advise him we are emergency!
2124:26 CAM-1: Did you tell him?
2124:27 AA 40: American forty.
2124:28 CAM-2: Yes sir.
2124:29 CAM-2: I already advised him.
2124:31 CAM-1: Flaps four ... fifteen.
2124:32 TWR: Avianca zero five two heavy, continue the left turn, heading one five zero, maintain two thousand.
2124:36 RDO-?: One five zero, maintaining two thousand, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2124:39 TWR: Avianca zero five two heavy, contact approach on one one eight point four.
2124:40 CAM-2: One hundred and fifty on the heading.
2124:42 RDO-?: One one eight point four.
2124:45 CAM-1: They put us to reduce airspeed, that's the thing man, hundred and fifty.
2124:50 CAM-2: One hundred and fifty on the heading.
2124:51 APPR: Five forty two heavy, thank you for your help, contact Kennedy Tower, one one niner point one.
2124:51 TWA 542: Good day, thank you.
2124:55 CAM-1: Flaps fifteen.
2124:55 RDO-2: Approach, Avianca zero five, ah, two heavy, we just missed a missed approach, and ah, we're maintaining two thousand and five on the...
2124:58 CAM-3: Flaps fourteen.
2125:00 CAM-1: Flaps fourteen.
2125:07 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, New York, good evening, climb and maintain three thousand.
2125:08 CAM-1: Advise him we don't have fuel.
2125:10 RDO-2: Climb and maintain three thousand, and ah, we're running out of fuel, sir.
2125:12 APPR: Okay, fly heading zero eight zero.
2125:15 RDO-2: Flying heading zero eight zero, climb to three thousand.
2125:19 CAM-2: Three thousand feet please.
2125:19 APPR: TWA eight zero one heavy, turn left, heading zero four zero.
2125:20 CAM-1: What, zero eighty?
2125:20 CAM-2: Hundred and eighty.
2125:22 CAM-1: Ah...
2125:22 TWA 801: Zero four zero, TWA eight oh one heavy.
2125:22 CAM-2: Hundred and eighty.
2125:28 CAM-1: Did you already advise that we don't have fuel?
2125:29 CAM-2: Yes sir, I already advise him, hundred and eighty on the heading. We are going to maintain three thousand feet, and he's going to get us back.
2125:29 CAM-1: Okay.
2125:41 APPR: Evergreen one zero two heavy, fly two seven zero.
2125:44 EVG 102: Two seven zero, one oh two heavy.
2125:47 CAM-2: One hundred and eighty.
2125:50 CAM-1: Give me bugs.
2125:52 CAM-2: One eighty on the heading.
2125:53 APPR: American four zero heavy, present heading. I'll give you a turn here in a minute.
2125:56 AA 40: American four zero heavy, wilco.
2126:00 CAM-2: Three thousand feet.
2126:07 APPR: American four zero heavy, turn left, heading one eight zero. You're nine miles from the outer marker, maintain two thousand until established on the localizer. Cleared for ILS two two left.
2126:11 CAM-2: ?Unintelligible?
2126:15 AA 40: Okay, one eight zero, two thousand, maintain two until established, cleared ILS two two left, American four zero heavy.
2126:21 CAM-1: Okay.
2126:21 APPR: Evergreen one zero two heavy, descend and maintain three thousand.
2126:24 EVG 102: Okay, leveling four for three, Evergreen one oh two heavy.
2126:27 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, turn left, heading zero seven zero.
2126:31 RDO-?: Heading zero seven zero, Avianca zero five two heavy.
2126:34 CAM-2: Zero seven zero.
2126:35 APPR: And Avianca zero five two heavy, ah, I'm going to bring you about fifteen miles northeast, and then turn you back onto the approach, is that fine with you and your fuel?
2126:43 RDO-2: I guess so, that you very much.
2126:46 CAM-1: What did he say?
2126:46 CAM-3: The guy is angry.
2126:47 CAM-2: Fifteen miles in order to get back to the localizer.
2126:50 APPR: Mvergreen one zero two heavy, turn left, heading two five zero, you're one five miles from the outer marker, maintain three thousand until established on the localizer. Cleared for ILS two two left.
2126:50 CAM-1: zero seventy.
2126:50 APPR: Evergreen one zero two heavy, turn left, heading two five zero. You're one five miles from the outer marker, maintain three thousand until established on the localizer. Cleared for ILS two two left.
2126:50 CAM-1: Zero seventy.
2126:52 CAM-2: Zero seven zero on the heading, maintaining three thousand feet.
2126:59 EVG 102: Cleared for the approach, Evergreen one zero two heavy.
2127:02 APPR: TWA eight zero one heavy, turn left, heading two nine zero.
2127:03 CAM-1: Give me the Kennedy LLS in number one.
2127:04 TWA 801: Two nine zero, TWA eight oh one.
2127:08 CAM-2: The LLS or the VOR?
2127:09 CAM-1: I like say the VOR.
2127:11 CAM-2: Fifteen point nine is on number one.
2127:13 CAM-1: Zero ninety.
2127:14 CAM-2: Zero seven zero on the heading.
2127:20 CAM-3: Zero seventy.
2127:20 CAM-3: We must follow that LLS.
2127:28 APPR: Arnerican four zero heavy, contact Kennedy Tower, one one niner point one, good evening.
2127:29 CAM-2: It is not centered, the localizer of the radial, no.
2127:31 CAM-1: I'm going to follow this...
2127:32 CAM-2: We must follow the identified ILS.
2127:32 AA 40: Nineteen one for American four heavy. You have a good evening sir.
2127:35 APPR: Thankyou.
2127:36 CAM-1: To die.
2127:38 PA 1812: Kennedy Approach, Clipper eighteen twelve heavy with alpha's descending to five thousand, heading zero six zero.
2127:43 APPR: Clipper eighteen twelve New York, good evening.
2127:52 APPR: TWA eight zero one heavy, turn left, heading two seven zero.
2127:54 TWA 801: Two seven zero, TWA eight zero one heavy.
2128:11 APPR: Tlipper eighteen twelve heavy, descend and maintain four thousand.
2128:15 PA 1812: Eighteen twelve heavy to four thousand.
2128:16 CAM-1: Take it easy, take it easy.
2128:42 EVG 102: Ah, approach for Evergreen one oh two heavy, is one seven zero a good speed on final?
2128:47 APPR: Ah, what's it gonna be in knots? Ah, I don't know the mach, ah.
2128:54 EVG 102: Ah, yes sir, a hundred and seventy knots on final for Evergreen, is that okay?
2128:58 APPR: Yeah, that's fine, ah, I have a heavy jet seven ahead, and he's about twenty knots slower, that's due to the winds. I'm gonna need you to slow twenty knots in three or four miles.
2129:09 EVG 102: Okay sir.
2129:11 RDO-2: Ah, can you give us a final now? Avianca zero five two heavy.
2129:20 APPR: Avianca zero five two, affirmative sir, turn left, heading zero four zero.
2129:30 CAM-1: Give me a bug.
2129:33 CAM-2: Zero four zero, okay, that's fine.
2129:36 CAM-2: I'm giving you bugs for...
2129:42 APPR: Evergreen one zero two heavy, contact Kennedy Tower, one one niner point one. Good day.
2129:46 EVG 102: Ah, good day.
2129:58 PA 11: New York Approach control, it's Clipper one one heavy, maintaining four thousand feet, turning right to zero three zero, what speed would you like?
2130:05 APPR: Clipper eleven heavy, New York, good evening. Speed one eight zero please
2130:09 PA 11: Back to one eight zero for eleven heavy.
2130:11 CAM-3: I have the lights on.
2130:14 APPR: TWA eight zero one heavy, turn left, heading two five zero, you're one five miles from the outer marker. Maintain two thousand until established on the localizer. Cleared for ILS two two left.
2130:21 RDO-?: Avianca zero five two heavy, left turn two five zero, and ah, we're cleared for ILS.
2130:25 CAM-1: What heading? Tell me.
2130:26 APPR: Okay, two called Trans World eight oh one, you were cleared for the approach.
2130:27 CAM-2: Two five zero.
2130:30 TWA 801: Affirmative, TWA eight oh one, we got it. We're out of three for two.
2130:32 CAM-2: Two five zero in the heading.
2130:32 APPR: Avianca fifty two, climb and maintain three thousand.
2130:33   (Sound of landing gear warning horn.)
2130:36 RDO-2: Ah, negative sir. We just running out of fuel. We okay three thousand. Now okay.
2130:39 CAM-1: No, no, three ... three thousand, three thousand.
2130:44 APPR: Okay, turn left, heading three one zero sir.
2130:47 RDO-?: Three one zero, Avianca zero five two.
2130:50 CAM-1: Tell me...
2130:50 APPR: Clipper eighteen twelve heavy, turn left, heading three one zero.
2130:52 PA 1812: Eighteen twelve heavy, left three one zero.
2130:52 CAM-2: Three one zero in the...
2130:53 CAM-1: Flaps fourteen.
2130:54 CAM-2: Three one zero.
2130:54 CAM-3: No sir, are in...
2130:55 CAM-1: Set flaps fourteen.
2130:55 APPR: Avianca fifty two, fly heading of three six zero please.
2130:56 CAM-2: Fourteen degrees.
2130:56 CAM-1: Tell me heading, what?
2130:58 RDO-?: Okay, we'll maintain three six zero now.
2130:59 CAM-3: Three six zero now.
2131:01 APPR: Okay, and you're number two for the approach. I just have to give you enough room so you can make it without, ah, having to come out again.
2131:07 RDO-?: Okay, we're number two and flying three six zero now.
2131:10 APPR: thankyou sir.
2131:22 CAM-1: Three sixty, no?
2131:23 CAM-2: Three sixty.
2131:26 CAM-1: Flaps fourteen.
2131:27 APPR: TWA eight zero one heavy, you're eight miles behind a heavy jet. Contact Kennedy Tower, one one niner point one. Thanks for the help.
2131:33 TWA 801: Okay, eight oh one roger and what's his ground... what's his airspeed, do you know?
2131:36 APPR: Ah, he's indicating ten knots slower, eight miles.
2131:39 TWA 801: Okay, thank you.
2131:45 APPR: Clipper eighteen twelve heavy, speed one six zero, if practical.
2131:47 PA 1812: eighteen twelve heavy slowing to one fifty.
2132:08 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, turn left, heading three three zero.
2132:11 RDO-?: Three three zero on the heading, Avianca zero five two.
2132:14 CAM-2: Three three zero, the heading.
2132:38   (Sound of momentary power interruption to the CVR.)
2132:39 CAM-3: Flame out! Flame out on engine number four.
2132:41   (Sound of momentary power interruption to the CVR)
2132:42 CAM-1: Flame out on it.
2132:43 CAM-3: Flame out on engine number three, essential on number two, one number one.
2132:49 CAM-1: Show me the runway.
2132:49 RDO-2: Avianca zero five two, we just, ah, lost two engines and, ah, we need priority, please.
2132:54 APPR: Avianca zero five two, turn left, heading two five zero, intercept the localizer.
2132:56   (Sound of engine spooling down.)
2132:57 CAM-2: Two five zero.
2132:59 RDO-?: Roger.
2133:00 CAM-1: Select the ILS.
2133:01 CAM-2: ILS.
2133:03 CAM-2: It is on the number two.
2133:04 CAM-1: Select the ILS, let's see.
2133:04 APPR: Avianca zero five two heavy, you're one five miles from the outer marker, maintain two thousand until established on the localizer. Cleared for ILS two two left.
2133:12 RDO-?: Roger, Avianca.
2133:14 APPR: Clipper eighteen twelve, turn left, heading two two zero.
2133:22 CAM-1: Did you select the ILS?
2133:22 CAM-2: It is ready on two.
2133:24   (End of recording)

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