0:8:53AM Nov. 12, 2001
0910:51 - P - Well, ladies and gentlemen, at long last we are number two for takeoff. Immediately after takeoff we’ll be in a left turn heading for the shoreline and getting ourselves pointed southbound. About another two or three minutes, it’ll be our turn to go. Flight attendants, please prepare for takeoff.
0911:44 - P - Position and hold. I see traffic out there. Hopefully, he’s going to the right side.
0912:40 - FO - Lights to go. I’m gonna make.. left turn two twenty. Go out the Bridge five thousand feet the top. If we have a problem, I’ll clear it up at six … ten..left traffic for this runway.
- FO -I’ve got the breaks.
- P - I have the radios.
- TWR - American 587 Heavy, wind three zero zero at niner, runway 31 Left, cleared for takeoff.
1913:31 - P - Cleared for takeoff, American 587 Heavy.
0913:38 - P - Aah, he’s … we’ll be all right once we get rolling. He’s supposed to be five miles by the time we’re airborne. That’s the idea.
0913:45 - FO - So, you’re happy, right?
- FO - Takeoff checks complete. I’m on the roll. Thank you, sir.
0914:03 - FO - You got throttles.
0914:08 - P - Eighty knots, thrust blue.
0914:24 - P - Rotate
0914:25 - P - V Two
0914:30 - FO - Positive rate Gear up, please.
0914:38 - FO - Heading select
0914:41 - P - Clear left
0914:42 - TWR - American 587 Heavy, turn left, fly the Bridge Climb. Contact New York Departure, Good Morning.
0914:51 - P - Gear’s up.
0914:52 - FO - Check speed. Level change.
0914:54 - P - Flap up.
0915:00 - P - New York. American 587 Heavy, thirteen hundred feet, climbing to five thousand.
0915:04 - DEP - American 587 Heavy, New York Departure. Radar contact. Climb maintain to one three thousand.
- FO - One three I see, slats retract.
- P - slats.
- P - Clean machine.
- FO - (sound similar to yawn) Thank you.
0915:36 - DEP - American 587 Heavy, turn left, proceed direct to WAVEY.
0915:44 - Sound of a brief squeak and a rattle heard in the cabin.
- P - Little wake turbulance, huh?
0915:52 -Sound of two loud thumps in the cockpit.
0915:54 - FO - Max power (spoken in a strained voice).
0915:55 - P - You all right?
0915:56 - P - Hang onto it. Hang onto it.
- Sound of a snap heard in the cockpit.
0915:57 - FO - Let’s go for power, please.
- Sound of a loud thump in the cockpit.
- Sound of a loud bang in the cockpit.
- Roaring sound increases
0916:02 - FO - Holy _____
0916:04 - Sound of warning chimes similar to a stall warning.
0916:07 - FO - What the hell are we into? We’re stuck in it.
0916:12 - P - Get out of it, get out of it.
0916:14 - End of Transcript