Flight 93 Cockpit Transcript

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United Airlines Flight #93 cockpit voice recorder transcript
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Government exhibit P200056T 01-455-A (ID)
This is a transcript of a cockpit voice recorder from United Airlines Flight #93, one of four airlines hijacked on 11 September 2001. It was the only one of the four planes that did not reach its intended target, instead crashing in an empty field just outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, about 150 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The 9/11 Commission (through testimony, tapes of passengers' phone calls, and the flight data recorders recovered from the crash) determined that crew and passengers, alerted through phone calls to loved ones, attempted to subdue the hijackers. The 9/11 Commission concluded that the hijackers crashed the plane to keep the crew and passengers from gaining control.

Excerpted from United Airlines Flight 93 on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Text in italics is translated from Arabic.

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09:31:57

Ladies and gentlemen: Here the captain, please sit down keep remaining seating. We have a bomb on board. So sit.

09:32:09

Er, uh…Calling Cleveland Center…You're unreadable. Say again slowly.

09:32:10

Don't move. Shut up.

09:32:13

Come on, come.

09:32:16

Shut up.

09:32:17

Don't move.

09:32:18

Stop.

09:32:34

Sit, sit, sit down.

09:32:39

Sit down.

09:32:41

(illegible text)the brother.

09:32:54

Stop.

09:33:09

No more. Sit down.

09:33:10

That's it, that's it, that's it, down, down.

09:33:14

Shut up.

09:33:20

Unintelligible

09:33:20

We just, we didn't get it clear…Is that United Ninety-Three calling?

09:33:30

Jassim.

09:33:34

In the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most compassionate.

09:33:41

Unintelligible

09:33:43

Finish, no more. No more.

09:33:49

No. No, no, no, no.

09:33:53

No, no, no, no.

09:34:00

Go ahead, lie down. Lie down. Down, down, down.

09:34:06

There is someone…Huh?

09:34:12

Down, down, down. Sit down. Come on, sit down. No, no, no, no, no. No.

09:34:16

Down, down, down.

09:34:21

Down.

09:34:25

No more.

09:34:26

No more. Down.

09:34:27

Please, please, please…

09:34:28

Down.

09:34:29

Please, please, don't hurt me…

09:34:30

Down. No more.

09:34:31

Oh, God.

09:34:32

Down, down, down.

09:34:33

Sit down.

09:34:34

Shut up.

09:34:42

No more.

09:34:46

This?

09:34:47

Yes.

09:34:47

(illegible text)

09:34:57

One moment, one moment.

09:34:59

(illegible text)

09:35:03

No more.

09:35:06

Down, down, down, down.

09:35:09

No, no, no, no, no, no…

09:35:10

(illegible text)

09:35:15

Sit down, sit down, sit down.

09:35:17

Down.

09:35:18

What's this?

09:35:19

Sit down. Sit down. You know, sit down.

09:35:24

No, no, no.

09:35:30

Down, down, down, down.

09:35:32

Are you talking to me?

09:35:33

No, no, no. (illegible text)

09:35:35

Down in the airport.

09:35:39

Down, down.

09:35:40

I don't want to die.

09:35:41

No, no. Down, down.

09:35:42

I don't want to die. I don't want to die.

09:35:44

No, no. Down, down, down, down, down, down.

09:35:47

No, no, please.

09:35:57

No.

09:37:06

That's it. Go back.

09:37:06

That's it. Sit down.

09:37:36

Everything is fine. I finished.

09:38:36

Yes.

09:39:11

Ah. Here's the captain; I would like to tell you all to remain seated. We have a bomb aboard, and we are going back to the airport, and we have our demands. So, please remain quiet.

09:39:21

Okay. That's Ninety-Three calling?

09:39:24

One moment.

09:39:34

United Ninety-Three. I understand you have a bomb on board. Go ahead.

09:39:42

And center exec jet nine fifty-six. That was the transmission.

09:39:47

Okay. Ah. Who called Cleveland?

09:39:52

Executive jet nine fifty-six, did you understand that transmission?

09:39:56

Affirmative. He said that there was a bomb on board.

09:39:58

That was all that you got out of it also?

09:40:01

Affirmative.

09:40:03

Roger.

09:40:03

United Ninety-Three. Go ahead.

09:40:14

United Ninety-Three. Go ahead.

09:40:17

Ahhh.

09:40:52

This green knob?

09:40:54

Yes, that's the one.

09:41:05

United Ninety-Three, do you hear the Cleveland Center?

09:41:14

One moment. One moment.

09:41:15

(illegible text)

09:41:56

Oh, man.

09:44:18

This does not work now.

09:45:13

Turn it off.

09:45:16

…seven thousand…

09:45:19

How about we let them in? We let the guys in now.

09:45:23

Okay.

09:45:24

Should we let the guys in?

09:45:25

Inform them, and tell him to talk to the pilot. Bring the pilot back.

09:45:57

In the name of Allah. In the name of Allah. I bear witness that there is no other god but Allah.

09:47:31

(illegible text)

09:47:40

Allah knows.

09:48:15

unintelligible

09:48:38

Set course.

09:49:37

unintelligible

09:51:27

unintelligible

09:51:35

unintelligible

09:52.02

unintelligible

09:52:31

unintelligible

09:53:20

The best thing: The guys will go in, lift up the…unintelligible…and they put the axe into it. So, everyone will be scared.

09:53:27

Yes.

09:53:28

The axe.

09:53:28

unintelligible

09:53:29

No, not the—

09:53:35

Let him look through the window. Let him look through the window.

09:53.52

unintelligible

09:54:09

Open.

09:54:11

unintelligible

09:55:06

You are…one…

09:56:15

unintelligible

09:57:55

Is there something?

09:57:57

A fight?

09:57:59

Yeah?

09:58:33

unintelligible Let's go guys. Allah is greatest. Allah is greatest. Oh, guys. Allah is greatest.

09:58:41

Ugh.

09:58:43

Ugh.

09:58:44

O Allah. O Allah. O the most gracious—

09:58:47

Ugh. Ugh.

09:58:52

Stay back.

09:58:55

In the cockpit.

09:58:57

In the cockpit.

09:58:57

They want to get in there. Hold, hold from the inside. Hold from the inside. Hold.

09:59:04

Hold the door.

09:59:09

Stop him.

09:59:11

Sit down.

09:59:13

Sit down.

09:59:15

Sit down.

09:59:16

unintelligible

09:59:17

What?

09:59:18

There are some guys. All those guys.

09:59:20

Let's get them.

09:59:25

Sit down.

09:59:29

What?

09:59:30

What

09:59:31

What?

09:59:36

unintelligible

09:59:37

What?

09:59:39

unintelligible

09:59:41

unintelligible

09:59:42

Trust in Allah and in him.

09:59:45

Sit down.

09:59:47

unintelligible

09:59:53

Ahh.

09:59:55

unintelligible

09:59:58

Ahh.

10:00:06

There is nothing.

10:00:07

Is that it? Shall we finish it off?

10:00:08

No. Not yet.

10:00:09

When they all come, we finish it off.

10:00:11

There is nothing.

10:00:13

unintelligible

10:00:14

Ahh.

10:00:15

I'm injured.

10:00:16

unintelligible

10:00:21

Ahh.

10:00:22

O Allah. O Allah. O gracious—

10:00:25

In the cockpit. If we don't, we'll die.

10:00:29

Up, down. Up, down, in the cockpit.

10:00:33

The cockpit.

10:00:37

Up, down. Saeed, up, down.

10:00:42

Roll it.

10:00:55

unintelligible

10:00:59

Allah is greatest. Allah is greatest.

10:01:01

unintelligible

10:01:08

Is that it? I mean, shall we pull it down?

10:01:09

Yes, put it in it, and pull it down.

10:01:10

unintelligible

10:01:11

Saeed.

10:01:12

…engine…

10:01:13

unintelligible

10:01:16

Cut off the oxygen.

10:01:18

Cut off the oxygen. Cut off the oxygen. Cut off the oxygen.

10:01:34

unintelligible

10:01:37

unintelligible

10:01:41

Up, down. Up, down.

10:01:41

What?

10:01:42

Up, down.

10:01:42

Ahh.

10:01:53

Ahh.

10:01:54

unintelligible

10:01:55

Ahh.

10:01:59

Shut them off.

10:02:03

Shut them off.

10:02:14

Go.

10:02:14

Go.

10:02:15

Move.

10:02:16

Move.

10:02:17

Turn it up.

10:02:18

Down, down.

10:02:23

Pull it down. Pull it down.

10:02:25

Down. Push, push, push, push, push.

10:02:33

Hey. Hey. Give it to me. Give it to me.

10:02:35

Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me.

10:02:37

Give it to me. Give it to me. Give it to me.

10:02:40

unintelligible

10:03:02

Allah is greatest.

10:03:03

Allah is greatest.

10:03:04

Allah is greatest.

10:03:06

Allah is greatest.

10:03:06

Allah is greatest.

10:03:07

No.

10:03:09

Allah is greatest. Allah is greatest.

10:03:09

Allah is greatest. Allah is greatest.

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