Right before the plane crashed, Robert was heard saying: “Fk, we’re going to crash! It’s not true! But what’s happening?” Then, either Robert or Bonin said: “Fk, we’re dead”.
These are the final statements of the pilot’s last moments before it plunged into the Atlantic Ocean in June 2009, killing all 228 people on board have emerged in a plane’s recording published in Vanity Fair magazine.
One of the pilots can be heard shouting “F*ck, we’re dead!” after the A330 hit heavy turbulence and slammed into the water off the coast of Brazil.
Moments earlier, Robert is heard to say: “F*ck, we’re going to crash! It’s not true! But what’s happening?”
According to media report, the two pilots were sleeping few minutes before the Air France plane crashed into the sea in 2009 killing all passengers on board.
The disclosure was stated in Vanity Fair magazine October edition, explaining on the troubled “piloting culture” within Air France.
Recorded audio conversations between 37-year-old David Robert, Pierre-Cedric Bonin, 32, and the 58-year-old captain, Marc Dubois, reveal that two of them were sleeping when the Airbus 330 experienced trouble in a tropical storm. The plane was flying from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Paris, France, News.com.au reports.
A report by France’s aviation body BEA into the crash considered human error and technical failure.
Indicating that crew were unable to apply correct standards and procedures after the aircraft encountered turbulence during their flight.