Transcript of Cockpit Tape in ValuJet Crash
2:09:02: (Sound of click.)
2:10:03: (Sound of chirp heard on cockpit area microphone channel with simultaneous beep on public address channel.)
2:10:07: Pilot: What was that?
2:10:08: Co-pilot: I don't know.
2:10:15: Pilot: We got some electrical problems.
2:10:17: Co-pilot: Yeah. That battery charger's kickin' in. Ooh, we gotta.
2:10:20: Pilot: We're losing everything.
2:10:21: Tower: Critter five-nine-two, contact Miami center on one-thirty-two-forty-five, so long.
2:10:22: We need, we need to go back to Miami.
2:10:23: (Sounds of shouting from passenger cabin.)
2:10:25: Female voices in cabin: Fire, fire, fire, fire.
2:10:27: Male voice: We're on fire. We're on fire.
2:10:28: (Sounds of tone similar to landing gear warning horn for three seconds.)
2:10:29: Tower: Critter five-ninety-two contact Miami center, one-thirty-two-forty-five.
2:10:30: Pilot: (Unintelligible) to Miami.
2:10:32: Tower: Uh, five-ninety-two needs immediate return to Miami. Critter five-ninety-two, uh, roger, turn left heading two-seven-zero. Descend and maintain seven-thousand.
2:10:36: (Sounds of shouting from passenger cabin subside.)
2:10:39: Tower: Two-seven-zero, seven-thousand, five-ninety-two. What kind of problem are you havin'?
2:10:42: (Sound of horn)
2:10:44: Pilot: Fire.
2:10:46: Cockpit: Uh, smoke in the cockp ... smoke in the cabin.
2:10:47: Tower: Roger.
2:10:49: Pilot: What altitude?
2:10:49: Co-pilot: Seven-thousand.
2:10:52: (Sound similar to cockpit door moving.)
2:10:57: (Sound of six chimes similar to cabin service interphone.)
2:10:58: Flight attendant: OK. We need oxygen. We can't get oxygen back there.
2:11:00: (Sound similar to microphone being keyed only on interphone channel.)
2:11:02: Flight attendant: (Unintelligible) is there a (unintelligible) way we could test them? (Sound of clearing her throat.)