Transcript of conversation between Capt. Sullenberger and LaGuardia Departure Control:
15:27:32.9 Sullenberger: MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY. Uh this is uh Cactus Fifteen-Thirty-Nine [sic] hit birds, we’ve lost thrust (in/on) both engines we’re turning back towards LaGuardia.
15:27:42 LaGuardia Departure Control: OK uh, you need to return to LaGuardia? Turn left heading of uh Two Two Zero.
15:27:43 (sound similar to electrical noise from engine igniters begins.)
15:28:02 Skiles: Airspeed optimum relight. Three hundred knots. We don’t have that.
15:28:03 Flight Warning Computer: Sound of single chime.
15:28:05 Sullenberger: We don’t.
15:28:05 LGA Departure Control: Cactus Fifteen-Twenty-Nine [sic], if we can get it for you do you want to try to land Runway One Three?
15:29:28 Sullenberger: We’re gonna be in the Hudson.
15:29:33 LGA Departure Control: I’m sorry say again Cactus?
15:29:53 LGA Departure Control: Cactus Fifteen-Forty-Nine radar contact is lost you also got Newark Airport off your two o’clock in about seven miles.
15:29:55 Ground Proximity Warning System: PULL UP. PULL UP. PULL UP. PULL UP. PULL UP. PULL UP.
15:30:01 Skiles: Got flaps out.
15:30:03 Skiles: Two hundred fifty feet in the air.
15:30:04 Ground Proximity Warning System: TOO LOW. TERRAIN.
15:30:06 Ground Proximity Warning System: TOO LOW. GEAR.
15:30:06 Skiles: Hundred and seventy knots.
15:30:09 Skiles: Got no power on either one? Try the other one.
15:30:09 Radio from another flight: Two One Zero uh Forty-Seven-Eighteen. I think he said he’s going in the Hudson.
15:30:15 Ground Proximity Warning System: CAUTION TERRAIN.
15:30:16 Skiles: Hundred and fifty knots.
15:30:17 Skiles: Got flaps two, you want more?
15:30:19 Sullenberger: No let’s stay at two.
15:30:21 Sullenberger: Got any ideas?
15:30:22 LGA Departure Control: Cactus Fifteen-Twenty-Nine [sic] if you can uh. . . you got uh Runway uh Two Nine available at Newark it’ll be two o’clock and seven miles.
15:30:23 Ground Proximity Warning System: CAUTION TERRAIN.
15:30:23 Skiles: Actually not.
15:30:24 Ground Proximity Warning System: TERRAIN TERRAIN. PULL UP. PULL UP. (“Pull Up” repeats until the end of the recording.)
15:30:38 Sullenberger: We’re gonna brace.
15:28:05 Skiles: If three nineteen. . .
15:28:10.6 Sullenberger: We’re unable. We may end up in the Hudson.
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