posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 06:20 PM
reply to post by Hillbilly123069
It would be interesting to hear the tape to know if those were his exact words. I guess its time to reach out to my friends back-East.
The pilot indeed needed to pitch the plane down to FL250 (the "we are going down" comment that needs to be clarified) to see if it would clear the
maintenance alarm they were receiving; in which it did. Cabin pressure and all that is quite important.
Maybe this is just what people heard? Or maybe the pilot didn't articulate as well as he should have; either way, the pilot's training kicked in,
took the aircraft to a safe flight-level and proceeded on with no incident...
Sounds like a good story and a happy ending.
ETA: Supposedly, the captain; according to the article he was panicked; stated 'We're in trouble, we're going down.'
Indeed he took the aircraft down...as he should have.
edit on 14-11-2013 by ownbestenemy because: (no reason given)