Disturbing air traffic control audio has revealed a moment of utter panic inside a private jet moments before it crashed onto a Florida freeway, killing two.
The sound captured aboard the Bombardier Challenger 60 plane appears to be one of panicked voices, or a malfunctioning aircraft – but it is impossible to tell.
This was the final transmission made by the plane, which had five people on board, before it crashed onto the I-75 outside Naples at 3.15pm on Friday afternoon.
Three people survived the tragedy, although details on whether they were injured have not been shared.
None of those on board have been identified and a cause has yet to emerge, although one expert suggested the loss of both engines could have been caused by a bird strike.
The plane was just one minute away from making an emergency landing at Naples Airport – but another moment of audio reveals how its pilot already knew they would not make it.
‘OK, Challenger, Hop-A-Jet 823, lost both engines, emergency. I’m making an emergency landing,’ the pilot said.