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CVR transcript Piedmont Flight 230 - 10 AUG 1968
Last updated: 16 October 2004
Cockpit voice recorder transcription of the August 10, 1968 accident Piedmont FH-227.
Source: ICAO Circular 107-AN/81 (p.283-302)

The reader of these transcripts is cautioned that the transcription of a CVR tape is not a precise science but is the best possible product from a group investigative effort. The transcript, or parts thereof, if taken out of context can be misleading. Therefore, the CVR transcripts should only be viewed as an investigative tool to be used in conjunction with other evidence. Conclusions or interpretations should not be made using the transcript as the sole source of information.
Furthermore, this transcript is made available for educational purposes, so the reader is encouraged to read the accident description associated with the transcripts for better understanding of the circumstances.

PIC: Pilot-in-command / Captain
COP: Co-Pilot
TWR: Tower
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08.55:00 PIC Well, looks like our altimeters were within reason
  COP Yeah
  PIC Yeah, I like that altimeter
  COP Boy, you know it - reads right about the middle marker there
  PIC Yeah
  COP I always watch that radio altimeter
  . [Sound of person whistling]
08.55:35.3 PIC I go by this one on a field like this close one
  COP Yeah
08.55:41.1 . [Sound of power increase]
  PIC There's too many valleys here
  PIC Ask him - John, ask him if he's got his lights turned all the way up
08.55:55 COP Have you got the lights turned all the way up?
  . [Sound of power increase]
  TWR Sure do, uh, a little fog, right off the end there and it's wide open after you get by that, it's more than a mile and ahalf on the runway
08.56:05.2 PIC Fuel trim
08.56:09.1 ? I'm going to hold this altitude
08.56:24.6 COP I got the lights in sight down low. Got it?
08.56:26 . [Sound of power reduction]
  PIC In sight, thank you.
  COP Everything's good.
08.56:32.3 PIC Landing flaps
08.56:37.2 COP I got the chart right here we're liable to lose it.
08.56:42 COP Got the charts there?
  PIC Yeah, boy.
08.56:49 . [Sound of power reduction]
08.56:51 . [Sound of power increase]
08.56:51.9 COP Watch it!
08.56:53.2 . [Sound of impact]