The audio file from the pilot during the Brazilian soccer team plane crash has been recovered. The chilling audio shows how the situation went worse moments before the crash.
Brazilian Soccer Team Plane Crash: Chilling Audio
Pilot Miguel Alejandro told air traffic controllers that the plane had run out of fuel. He gave the message moments before the disaster.
The plane crashed in Colombia, killing everyone except six passengers on board.
According to the Independent, the audio shows Alejandro repeatedly requesting permission to land. Furthermore, the pilot informed of a complete technical failure and lack of fuel. In addition, he also said he was losing control of the aircraft.
The audio also showed a female controller giving instructions while the BAE 146 lost speed and altitude eight miles from Medellin Airport. Alejandro said he was flying at an altitude of 9,000 ft in the Andes mountains, then the audio went into complete silence.
There was another plane in the same area where the LaMia plane crashed. In fact, the co-pilot of the other plane overheard the messages given by LaMia’s pilots.
Juan Sebastian Upegui was the co-pilot on a nearby flying Avianca plane. He overheard the LaMia pilot informing the control tower in Medellin that he was in trouble.
“Mayday mayday… help us get to the runway… help, help,” Upegui quoted the pilot as saying. “Then it ended. We all started to cry.”
Meanwhile, flight data was gathered after the crash. It revealed that the plane circled multiple times before the disaster. The pilots then declared electrical failure.
The Mirror reported that pilot Alejandro might have heroically released fuel to prevent an explosion upon impact. When the flight was completely out of fuel, he requested the control for landing permissions. However, another plane had requested priority landing.
Afterwards, Alejandro informed that he needed to land fast because of the lack of fuel. Finally, he was given permission. However, due to a complete lack of power, the aircraft took a sharp drop from the sky in Cerro Gordo, Colombia.
Brazilian Soccer Team Plane Crash: Family Of Pilot
The family of the pilot has spoken regarding the heartbreaking incident. Denise Pinto spoke on behalf of the Quiroga family, as also reported by Mirror.
“The atmosphere in the house is one of total sadness, we still can’t believe it.” Pinto said. “We know that Miguel did everything possible to save the crew and everyone on board the flight.”