Southwest 1380 (engine failure 4/17/2018) ENTIRE EVENT: actual multi-sector ATC audio

  • Published on:  4/17/2018
  • We usually post jokes, but this is serious and had to be shared. What an incredible demonstration of real air traffic control. Audio has been condensed but includes all publicly available ATC transmissions to/from SWA1380 from the time they declared an emergency to the time they stopped on the ground. Audio quality of these feeds varies dramatically just due to distance to transmitters, A/D converters, interference, receivers, bandwidth, bitrate, compression, digital artifacts, dither, all that fun stuff, etc.

    Great work by all who helped get this plane on the ground.

    ATCs in this audio
    New York ARTCC,
    PHL Dep/App/TRACON
    PHL Tower

    Our thoughts go out to the passenger who lost their life and those affected.