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Blackbox: Flight 1771

A short clip from a show detailing the tragic events of Flight 1771's crash On December 7, 1987. An irate former employee named David Burke stormed the cockpit and shot the pilot and co-pilot.

Several seconds later, the CVR picked up increasing windscreen noise as the airplane pitched down and accelerated. A final gunshot was heard, and it is speculated that Burke had killed the airline's chief pilot, who may have tried to save the aircraft. According to the TV series Mayday, because a fragment of Burke's fingertip was recovered with the gun, it indicated that he was holding the gun until impact.[4] The plane descended and crashed nose-first into the hillside of a cattle ranch at 4:16 p.m. in the Santa Lucia Mountains near Paso Robles[url=

Added: Jul-13-2012 Occurred On: Jul-13-2012
By: barogers619
Tags: Flight 1771, David Burke, commercial jet, hijacking
Location: United States (load item map)
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