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AIR DISASTERS: SEASON 3: EPISODE 3 "I'm the Problem" February 10, 2012
"I'm the problem." These are the last words heard on the cockpit voice recording of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771. The words are spoken shortly before the plane crashes into the California hills. Those three words, following sounds of gunfire, quickly transform an NTSB air disaster examination into an FBI murder investigation. Who was the man behind the voice? How did he sneak a gun onto a commercial airliner? And finally, what triggered his cold-blooded crime, one that took the lives of all 43 passengers aboard.
Mayday, known as Air Crash Investigation(s) outside of the United States and Canada and also known as Air Emergency or Air Disasters (Smithsonian Channel) in the United States, is a Canadian documentary television series produced by Cineflix that recounts air crashes, near-crashes, fires, hijackings, bombings, and other mainly flight-related disasters and crises. It reveals the events that led to each crisis or disaster, their causes as determined by the official investigating body or bodies, and the measures they recommended to prevent a similar incident from happening again. The programs use re-enactments, interviews, eyewitness testimony, computer-generated imagery, cockpit voice recordings, and official reports to reconstruct the sequences of events.
On 7 December 1987, Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes at the speed of sound on a mountainside in rural San Luis Obispo County, California. All 43 people on board are killed. Investigators found that passenger David Burke, a former USAir employee, took a gun on board the aircraft and shot the pilots in a murder-suicide plot to kill his former supervisor (who was also a passenger onboard) after being fired from his job days earlier.
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