How these Pilots Crashed their Plane While Having Fun | A Thrill at 41,000 Feet

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    Find out how the pilots of Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701 crashed their aircraft into the ground outside Jefferson City, Missouri while flying between Little Rock, Arkansas and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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FichDich InDemArsch
FichDich InDemArsch

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Too bad about the plane.

Vor 6 Stunden
PWDMaximum -
PWDMaximum -

Even professionals make mistakes.

Vor 9 Stunden
Mikey D
Mikey D

Regardless, 23 & 31 were too young to die 😓

Vor Tag
FichDich InDemArsch
FichDich InDemArsch

Fuck 'em subhumans.

Vor 5 Stunden
Modaphne
Modaphne

When your flight takes off and lands safely you count your blessings

Vor Tag
Cris T
Cris T

Every aircraft flight is a dance with the laws of physics. And physics will let you know with certainty when you have erred

Vor Tag
Barking Shark
Barking Shark

It’s all animated and couldn’t get past 10 seconds of the fake video.

Vor Tag
Phil Prtn
Phil Prtn

Darwinism!

Vor Tag
Luu Duong Hy
Luu Duong Hy

Also poor design for airlines is the cause of this crash.

Vor Tag
Nanci Sam
Nanci Sam

Pull up pull up, that's what the recording was telling them. I think they realize the urgency but it was too late. I also thought they were either drunk or high.

Vor 2 Tage
Kevin O'Mahoney
Kevin O'Mahoney

You omitted that the captain and first officer switched seats shortly after takeoff.

Vor 2 Tage
RetiredRNMamawC
RetiredRNMamawC

…no words 😔

Vor 2 Tage
TwazkemUSAbi
TwazkemUSAbi

And she'll have fun fun fun till her daddy takes the t-bird away.

Vor 2 Tage
Timewind dniwemiT
Timewind dniwemiT

Don't bring your plane close to coffin corner,because you may end up in one soon after

Vor 3 Tage
D.J. Shout revelation
D.J. Shout revelation

Captain: Damn, I'm sorry F/O. F/O: Fu@k, Oh sh%t, oh sh%t...

Vor 3 Tage
smakfu
smakfu

As a pilot, I hate to say this, but these clowns literally did not know how to fly. Poor CRM by the captain, incredibly poor flying skills by the FO, absurdly bad decision making, putting the aircraft well into the danger zone of the flight envelope for the type and being remarkably inattentive. This is the kind of stuff you do in FlightSim, not an actual aircraft. I'm just glad they didn't kill anyone on the ground.

Vor 3 Tage
Tom Howard
Tom Howard

In ground school back in 1966, I was told that "There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots"!

Vor 3 Tage
RED
RED

Were the passengers in the plane or just the pilots

Vor 3 Tage
grindupBaker
grindupBaker

No passengers

Vor 14 Stunden
CrackingCody
CrackingCody

Natural Selection?

Vor 3 Tage
fan fan
fan fan

taking lessons into vein is not everyones task, besides how hard to understand mind, ,, why they behave so,, why fe near silence,, it is like invading cuba with zero anfibian experience

Vor 3 Tage
Benjamin Tsang
Benjamin Tsang

Master Warning: PLEASE DO NOT CRASH PLANES (unless you want to get sent to dembi mental)

Vor 3 Tage
Matrix MCO
Matrix MCO

The Pilots stupidity could make this much worse.

Vor 4 Tage
Ynemey
Ynemey

It was fun while it lasted.

Vor 4 Tage
Jarrett Crich
Jarrett Crich

Pilots stuck on autopilot at its finest....or should I say worst

Vor 4 Tage
Ferris Bueller
Ferris Bueller

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/AAR0701.pdf

Vor 4 Tage
Jayanth Prasad
Jayanth Prasad

I think both pilots overwatched Top Gun and decided to become maverick and goose which failed.

Vor 4 Tage
BigChris Man
BigChris Man

Thank goodness there were no other innocent passengers on the plane.

Vor 4 Tage
Lasse Häggman
Lasse Häggman

Come on, it is not often that you get an opportunity to fly at 41 000 feet. I'm sure it is pretty tempting.

Vor 4 Tage
Tru Forlife
Tru Forlife

Sounds about w.hite

Vor 4 Tage
Robin Blick
Robin Blick

'Look at me...no hands!

Vor 5 Tage
MADEMOISELLE S.
MADEMOISELLE S.

Tell me it's a bad joke!!! I can't believe it why people like this exist So the plane doesn't have any problems but the brains of the pilots....

Vor 5 Tage
Captain Sunday
Captain Sunday

Via Wave News: "According to FAA transcripts of air-to-ground conversations, an air traffic controller in Kansas City told the two pilots it was rare to see the plane flying that high. "Yeah, we're actually ... we don't have any passengers on board, so we decided to have a little fun and come up here," one of the pilots said."

Vor 5 Tage
Captain Sunday
Captain Sunday

Black box convo was released to public during court. But I can't find it.

Vor 5 Tage
Steven Dice
Steven Dice

I think the thrill was 41,000 feet plummeting down to 0 feet.

Vor 5 Tage
Sebastian Refanda pramudya
Sebastian Refanda pramudya

Plane : Ready To Fly Plane Check : Completed Controls : Normal Pilots : Dumb

Vor 5 Tage
Iride 4
Iride 4

Maybe they didn't want only to have fun but also crash it...since they weren't worried of the situation as reported by the controll tower.

Vor 5 Tage
hawaiiguy
hawaiiguy

at least no passengers died during this stunt.

Vor 5 Tage
Dad Bod vs The World
Dad Bod vs The World

This is one of the most tragic accidents of the modern age. It was completely senseless and reflected poorly on all of us professional pilots. And unfortunately this video misses most of the more damning events uncovered. They dramatically exceeded ITT limits until the engine core basically began melting. The CA repeatedly left the flight deck and may have been drinking a beer. Most professional pilots have certainly gone to the galley to get some snacks on a reposition leg, but what these people did was senseless. From the moment they left the ground, they flew like children, and they payed for it.

Vor 5 Tage
A Smithh
A Smithh

At least they did not kill others in there thrill seeking flight and they wont get any more chances!

Vor 5 Tage
james gerardo
james gerardo

Poor little plane but what is the flight name/number?

Vor 6 Tage
DannyWilliamH
DannyWilliamH

They were either drunk/high or total fn morons. Maybe both. Totally psychotic behavior.

Vor 6 Tage
Helena e
Helena e

Why is the audio fo the cvr not available? just the transcript. anyone know?

Vor 6 Tage
Rebel Rog
Rebel Rog

I really don't understand why parachutes aren't standard equipment, as a last option. I've watched a lot of plane crash video's where there would have been more than enough time to use them.

Vor 6 Tage
Chaplain Dave Sparks
Chaplain Dave Sparks

"Coffin Corner", much?

Vor 6 Tage
Siberiaeterna
Siberiaeterna

I will never understand why idiot people click on "dislike" if they watch...Just watch something else and respect the job!

Vor 6 Tage
Renee Mills-Mistretta
Renee Mills-Mistretta

As to why I avoid flying, the high percentage of crashes are because of pilot error! In this case it was arrogance & foolishness!

Vor 6 Tage
Constitution_89
Constitution_89

Death by Stupidity!!

Vor 6 Tage
Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Is there some professional airline company that DOESN'T hire pilots like these?

Vor 6 Tage
Sønderport Station
Sønderport Station

Just fly the kite.

Vor 6 Tage
John Ruffle
John Ruffle

Raises more questions than it answers. Was the NTSB able to check alcohol levels in the crew? Makes one wonder if the crew were not only high in the air but high on FOD as well.

Vor 7 Tage
menevşe sepeti
menevşe sepeti

Im here for improving my english.thank you guys who wrote the comennts in english.

Vor 7 Tage
Gregory Schmidt
Gregory Schmidt

If they had gotten themselves out of that situation, you can bet they wouldn't have fessed up. Then the next day a full load of passengers boards a plane whose airframe and engines were just stressed to the max. Could have been a whole different outcome. Idiots.

Vor 7 Tage
Carl Oleary
Carl Oleary

Stupid fucks. Play stupid games win stupid prizes.

Vor 7 Tage
Ryne Christesen
Ryne Christesen

Yes I thought I lost this channel. Been looking for it for a while!

Vor 7 Tage
TheHcollins1977
TheHcollins1977

Are you supposed to feel sorry for them?

Vor 7 Tage
Scott Murphy
Scott Murphy

This kind of shit really makes my blood boil. I flew A-6 Intruders for 14 years and this "just for fun" nonsense is both unprofessional reckless. Every pilot should be intimately familiar with their aircraft limitations and remain within the safe operational envelope at all times. There simply was no excuse for this behavior. It cost two pilots their lives and destroyed a multi-million dollar aircraft.

Vor 7 Tage
pilokxx
pilokxx

"Look how high we are" I Dont think these words have the meaning all of you guys think they have.

Vor 7 Tage
DragonTardha
DragonTardha

The first one is the most popular one of them the most popular one of them the best way how they are in a place of a good car is free minecraft aq and the buggati of the people in a car that car for 200k is the best way for the car is the best way to get a baby and get to the house of your life and 7 month will get a car and the rest is my favourite and most dangerous vehicle

Vor 7 Tage
kuroodetto
kuroodetto

Feel sorry for people who can't read

Vor 8 Tage
Chris The Other
Chris The Other

Do flight hours mean much of anything? Jesus, it says 300 kts. Not 200 kts. WTF? Push the damn nose down.

Vor 8 Tage
Nick Lockard
Nick Lockard

To my non-pilot understanding, this was the worst craft to play around with at the edge of its performance envelope as it is tail heavy and loses control authority during stall, leading to super stalls. The sad part is they briefly got control authority back, but didn't know energy management and didn't really know what to do with it. Do commercial pilots not learn energy management? Edit: I read the CVR transcript. These guys were horsing around and clearly *should* have been aware of the energy management issues. They were trying to ride the ragged edge of the aircraft's performance envelope. They made specific mentions to airspeed and fuel consumption right as the aircraft was approaching the service ceiling but failed to notice the #2 engine was overworked and over heated at FL410. After that, it was all lack of piloting skill and too much fruitless check-list attempts. They burnt up what available potential energy could have been used to glide to a safe landing in some half-hearted engine restart attempts, and kept randomly bouncing between procedures for APU restart and windmill restart, never fully committing to either strategy. The pilot's CAM-1 voice recorder goes on and on with one bad decision after another.

Vor 8 Tage
Rob Fraser
Rob Fraser

The captain should have taken control of the plane, four times the first officer stopped the autopilot from pitching down by overriding it and then when asked to pitch down himself he tried it twice before pitching back up again because he was scared of losing altitude. He was only 23, he wanted to maintain altitude when what the plane needed was airspeed. The captain should have spotted this.

Vor 8 Tage
Ms Audra
Ms Audra

Wow you really are stuffing your vids with ads now

Vor 8 Tage
Ms Audra
Ms Audra

Young gun idiots.

Vor 8 Tage
Robert Sanders
Robert Sanders

🤔... Didn't this plane crash into someone's home, that's the way I remember it being reported on the news anyway. As for the cause of the crash, My old Pappy always told me..."You can't fix STUPID Son, the best you can hope for is to not be home when it crashes into your house"!! 🙏

Vor 9 Tage
Martin 3047
Martin 3047

Me in gta:

Vor 9 Tage
Mark L
Mark L

Hijinks at 41,000 ft. I want to party with these guys....if they weren’t decomposing.

Vor 9 Tage
frowniebrown86
frowniebrown86

I have a phobia of flying, yet here I am.

Vor 9 Tage
pilokxx
pilokxx

Flying is the safest way to travel, you're more prone to die driving rather than flying.

Vor 7 Tage
macieksoft
macieksoft

What happened to the core? Why it have locked up and prevented APU bleed restart?

Vor 9 Tage
Scott Hunter
Scott Hunter

"They Just Wanted to Have Fun" sounds a lot like "They Just Went to Heaven" - coincidence, or psychic phenomenon???

Vor 9 Tage
K Edmodson
K Edmodson

Play silly games.....

Vor 10 Tage
kwaku oppong
kwaku oppong

Ahh why is it that people inside planes don’t have parachutes again?

Vor 10 Tage
Swiftsé
Swiftsé

I feel bad for that little plane.

Vor 10 Tage
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson

Per the cockpit recorder, at 9:52pm they hit 41,000 feet with lots of laughing, cussing and joking on the way up there. Laughing, the co-pilot said, "this is fu&*ing great!". The pilots grabbed a couple Pepsi's. "They're cold as f$^k!" said the pilot. The plane was unable to hold altitude at 41,000 feet. At 9:54pm the pilot said: "Yeah that's funny we got up here it won't stay up here." Co-pilot replied: "Dude it's fu&*ing losing it." [sound of laughing] From there, the engines ultimately flame out, with one of them having been grossly overheated, and the other near it's limit. The plane starts to descend. As it does they work to try to get the engines going but can't..... Due to rapid cooling, the severely overheated engine seizes up. Over the next 20 minutes, the tone gets a lot more serious; all the laughing and joking is gone. They're attempting to glide to the Jeff City airport for an emergency landing. As they continue losing altitude, a variety of warning messages are being issued by the plane: "Low Altitude", Whoop Whoop "Pull Up", etc...... A tense moment for the pilots. At 10:14pm the Pilot says: "Dude, we're not gonna make this fu&*ing thing." CoPilot: "think we're okay" Pilot: "Where is it? I don't know." Copilot: "we're not gonna make it man, we're not gonna make it" - They quickly look around for a road or someplace to land.... At 10:15pm, with the plane about to slam down, the pilot says, "Aw f&*k, we're gonna hit houses dude." The final alarm sounds....."whoop whoop pull up" and then sounds of the crash are recorded. - The final NTSB findings summary was: "The pilots' unprofessional behavior, deviation from standard operating procedures, and poor airmanship; the pilots' failure to prepare for an emergency landing in a timely manner, including communicating with air traffic controllers immediately after the emergency about the loss of both engines and the availability of landing sites; the pilots' improper management of the double engine failure checklist." End of story.

Vor 10 Tage
Chirelle. Alana Looney
Chirelle. Alana Looney

Too bad it was a passenger Airplane that they destroyed, instead of a small plane. I am glad that they are not around to take anyone else's lives with them. Thank God!

Vor 10 Tage
Rob Fraser
Rob Fraser

You make it sound like they were monsters.

Vor 8 Tage
Chirelle. Alana Looney
Chirelle. Alana Looney

The both of them are stupid!

Vor 10 Tage
Chirelle. Alana Looney
Chirelle. Alana Looney

Oh well, too bad, it serves them right.

Vor 10 Tage
Brave Soul
Brave Soul

I feel so sorry for the pilots 😭 And the families theyve left behind 😭

Vor 10 Tage
FichDich InDemArsch
FichDich InDemArsch

@Ynemey Agreed. Fuck 'em. Sorry for the plane though.

Vor 5 Stunden
Ynemey
Ynemey

They coulda killed hundreds of people, yet you feel sorry for them? Stockholm syndrome much?

Vor 4 Tage
Bobbie bell
Bobbie bell

You don't play that way when have the knowledge.bone heads.

Vor 10 Tage
tatiana kerina tarp
tatiana kerina tarp

Молодцы, поиграли! Угробили и себя и новый, ни в чем не повинный лайнер. Беда всегда случается, когда пилоты настроены несерьезно. Небо этого не прощает

Vor 10 Tage
Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams

I refuse to get on a plane, I refuse to let someone have my life in their hands.

Vor 10 Tage
Bobbie bell
Bobbie bell

yeah loons everywhere nowadays

Vor 10 Tage
Russ Browne
Russ Browne

Why was another jet able to glide hundreds of miles over the Atlantic ocean and land on some small islands but this jet came down fast?

Vor 11 Tage
sano0311
sano0311

When a piece of equipement reminds you of bad course of action and you say its just a stupid machine. People do this all the time. You have to operate machinery within its safe parameters, because engeniers who have designed those machines they knew exactly how far you can push your luck before it all falls appart

Vor 11 Tage
Raymond Man
Raymond Man

Both pilot die as inexperienced pilot.omg

Vor 11 Tage
Wondabyne 07
Wondabyne 07

The silence in these videos really add to the sense of dread, imagining what these pilots last moments were like and worse yet, getting to experience real-time how long they had to sit there and think about their impending death, to think about their own stupid mistake and how they can’t take it back. It’s truly chilling.

Vor 12 Tage
Rebekah Kirkendoll
Rebekah Kirkendoll

There's a time for all thing's but not while flying an airplane. That's what video games are for. This was very sad but indeed a cautionary tale.

Vor 12 Tage
machfive916
machfive916

Sad indeed

Vor 12 Tage
Ziggy Doom
Ziggy Doom

The Coffin Corner is real.

Vor 12 Tage
Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman

Bummer, man

Vor 13 Tage
Bubbles
Bubbles

They went past the point of no return. A fatal mistake.

Vor 13 Tage
Marcus Bishop
Marcus Bishop

Flying is the most dangerous way to travel. I'll never fly

Vor 13 Tage
ChrisG-
ChrisG-

@Marcus Bishop I don't have to prove anything, the facts are already out there lol. Just look at the stats. Plus I feel bad for you that you won't be able to see the world :)

Vor 12 Tage
Marcus Bishop
Marcus Bishop

@ChrisG- prove me wrong

Vor 12 Tage
ChrisG-
ChrisG-

Completely incorrect

Vor 12 Tage
NovaScotiaKevin
NovaScotiaKevin

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Vor 13 Tage
Mr.Mister Bates
Mr.Mister Bates

Stupid games...stupid prizes.

Vor 13 Tage
Scott P
Scott P

TOTAL Dumb Ass Kids! DON'T Try to be a Test Pilot and make the Aircraft EXCEED it's limits... Very Poor Decision making.. THIS ISN'T A COMPUTER GAME!!

Vor 14 Tage
Ben DeGorro
Ben DeGorro

Sigh ... an unnecessary accident. This is the same as the Aeroflot Flight 593 crash, where the pilot allow his kid playing the steer, unaware trigger something.

Vor 14 Tage
Ducati SupersportS
Ducati SupersportS

SOP are there for a reason. These 2 pilots didn’t take their jobs serious enough and should never ever have ventured beyond the limits of the aircraft. They gambled for fun and lost big time, thankfully no one on the ground suffered but they may have done had they crashed into a town.

Vor 14 Tage
Henrik Christensen
Henrik Christensen

It’s mindbuggeling in which you incorporate the details of the disasters, you are great at this keep up the good work. God bless all the victims love from Denmark Europe

Vor 14 Tage
Jim Weiss
Jim Weiss

I flew for Pinnacle before this accident, and had flown this particular aircraft many times. I felt that the airline was well-run, but this accident ruined its reputation. These were two guys who had no business in the cockpit. I don't remember anything in training relating to flight at FL410, mainly because the aircraft was never flight-planned at that altitude, or anything close. It couldn't get there with passengers. The aircraft was most happy in the mid-20's to low 30's altitudes. Its climb was doggy above FL250, but it was a great aircraft. We had a very similar flight...a Part 91 deadhead, Little Rock to Detroit, because we had a rest time mix-up and would have been illegal to fly passengers. Ours was daylight, though, and I had an excellent, experienced captain. But we also wanted to see what FL410 was like with an empty aircraft. So we went up there, had no problems, and came back down...and we're still here to talk about it.

Vor 14 Tage
Mikey 89
Mikey 89

Play stupid game, win stupid prize

Vor 14 Tage
:D
:D

wait i live in arkansas🙎🏾‍♀️

Vor 14 Tage
:D
:D

and my birthday is may 18th

Vor 14 Tage
jason rofe
jason rofe

Real Flight simulation that anyone can do

Vor 15 Tage

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