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February 27, 2002

What Do You Hear?

by Victor Trombettas
This file is an mp3 from the TRACON Departure Control Tape at 14:16:03 (9:16:03 A.M.); 14 seconds before the crash. The FAA has stated this portion is unintelligible. Many people who listen to this portion are certain they hear at least 4 syllables of distorted human speech. The last 2 syllables are the clearest. I've looped the sound so it'll play 6 times before it ends. Listen to it ... take a break ... then come back to it. Then tell me what you think.

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