Flight 93 Transcript with CARTC
United 93: 'morning Cleveland, United ninety-three is with you at flight level three-five-oh, intermittent light chop.
United 93: United ninety-three checking in three-five-oh.
Cleveland: United ninety-three is three-five-zero, Roger. United ninety-three,** traffic for you is one o’clock, twelve miles eastbound three-seven-zero.
United 93: Negative contact, we’re looking, United ninety-three.
United 93: Mayday! Mayday! Get out of here! Get out of here! Get out of here!
Cleveland: Somebody call Cleveland? United ninety-three verify three-five-zero...United ninety-three verify your flight level...er, three-five-zero...United ninety-three verify your level three-five-zero...United ninety-three, Cleveland...United ninety-three, Cleveland...United ninety-three do you hear Cleveland Center? Ident please?
Cleveland: United fifteen twenty-three, did you hear your company, er, did you hear some interference on the frequency here, a couple minutes ago? Screaming?
United 1523: Yes I did, seven-ninety-seven, and, ah, I, uh, we couldn’t tell what it was either.
Cleveland: United ninety-three Cleveland, if you hear the center, ident.
American 1060: American ten-sixty, er, ditto also on the uh, other transmission.
Cleveland: American ten-sixty, you heard that also?
American 1060: Yes sir, twice.
Cleveland: Roger, we heard that also. Thanks, I just wanted to confirm that wasn’t some interference.
Executive 956: Executive nine fifty-six.
Cleveland: Executive nine fifty-six, go.
Executive 956: Uh, we're just answering your call. We did hear that, er, yelling too.
Cleveland: Okay, thank you, we’re just trying to figure out what’s going on.
United 93: Ladies and gentlemen, here the captain, please sit down. Keep remaining seating. We have a bomb on board. So sit.
Cleveland: Er, uh, Calling Cleveland Center. You're unreadable. Say again slowly.
Executive 956: Sir, did you hear the transmission on that airplane? He probably just said he had a bomb on board.
Cleveland: Uh, say again, uh, is that United ninety-three?
Executive 956: In that transmission you said was unreadable. It sounded like someone said they had a bomb on board.
Cleveland: That’s what we thought, we just, er, we...we...we didn’t get it clear. Is that United ninety-three calling? Executive nine fifty-six, that aircraft we believe was transmitting is twelve o’clock one-five miles. Turn left heading two-two-five. I’ll get you away from him. Okay, he’s climbing so I want to keep everybody away from him.
Executive 956: Okay, I think we got him in sight.
Cleveland: Nineteen eighty-nine, that traffic for you is eleven o’clock, and fifteen miles southbound forty-one climbing, looks like he’s turning east while hitting three-six-zero.
United 93: Uh, this is the captain; I would like you all to remain seated. There is a bomb aboard, and we are going back to the airport, and to have our demands met. So, Please remain quiet.
Cleveland: United ninety-three calling. United ninety-three, understand you have a bomb on board, go ahead. Executive nine fifty-six, did you understand that transmission?
Executive 956: Affirmative. He said there was a bomb on board.
Cleveland: And that, that was all you got out of it also?
Executive 956: Affirmative.
Cleveland: Ninety-three, go ahead.
Executive 956: Is that aircraft you can't get a hold of, is he turned to the eastbound?
Cleveland: He’s just turned to the east also. United ninety-three, do you hear Cleveland Center? American ten-sixty and Executive nine fifty-six, we just lost the target on that aircraft.
Executive 956: Executive nine fifty-six, we had a visual on it, please stand by.
Cleveland: You have a visual on it now?
Executive 956: Uh, we did, but we lost it in the turn.
Cleveland: Please make a turn back to two-twenty heading. Let me know if you can see him.
Executive 956: He’s still there. We’ve got him, from nine fifty-six.
Cleveland: He’s still there, er, north-west of you, about twenty-five miles?
Executive 956: Affirmative from nine fifty-six.
Cleveland: Executive nine fifty-six, fly heading one-eight-zero.
Executive 956: We're making the turn, nine fifty-six, he appears to be heading right towards us.
Cleveland: American ten-sixty, do you see anybody north-west of you, can you see back that far there?
American 1060: We’re looking now, sir.
Cleveland: United ninety-three Cleveland, do you still hear the Center?...United ninety-three, do you still hear Cleveland?...United ninety-three...United niner-three, do you hear Cleveland?...United ninety-three, United ninety-three Cleveland. United ninety-three, United ninety-three, do you hear Cleveland Center?
Cleveland: (female controller) Do you see any, uh, activity on your right side, smoke or anything like that?
American 1060: Negative. We’re searching...Yeah, we do have a smoke puff now at about, er, oh probably two o’clock. It appears to be just a uh, dark cloud like a puff of black smoke.