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CVR transcript Surinam Airways Flight 764 - 07 JUN 1989
Last updated: 16 October 2004
Cockpit voice recorder transcript of the June 7, 1989 accident of Surinam Airways Flight 764, a Douglas DC-8 near Paramaribo (Surinam).
Source: Vlucht PY-764 de SLM vliegramp in Suriname / R. Khemradj, 1990 (p.100-104)

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CAM-1 = Cockpit Area Mike - captain
CAM-2 = Cockpit Area Mike - 1st officer
CAM-3 = Cockpit Area Mike - flight engineer
GPWS = Ground Proximity Warning System
TWR = Paramaribo Tower
RDO-2 = Radio communication - 1st officer
* = expletive of unkown
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cam-1 Let me know when you radial's alive here.
cam-2 Okay it's alive you just keep on coming around on the thirty degrees bank there you be alright.
cam-2 Get in on up to thrity degrees.
cam-3 Two thousand fast.
cam-1 Huh?
cam-2 Two thousand, two thousand.
cam- Okay.
cam-1 You mean I went through it so we'll come back.
cam-2 Just on the one oh three radial.
cam-1 Now.
cam-2 It's a level out it's about ten degrees to the right level out now you'll be alright.
cam-2 You're on the one oh three now on the VOR.
cam-3 Is it the one oh three inbound.
cam-2 One oh three.
cam-3 Or one oh four.
cam-2 One oh three I'm sorry one oh four.
cam-1 Okay.
cam-2 One oh four.
cam-1 How far out are we.
cam-2 We got.
cam-1 How far out are we.
cam-2 Let me get back on the DME.
cam-1 Okay.
cam-2 Runway is twelve thirty.
cam-1 Okay.
- (sound of altitude alert)
cam-1 Ah *.
cam-1 I'm right on the localizer now.
cam-2 Thirteen DME.
cam-2 Runway's twelve o'clock.
cam-2 Okay.
cam-2 Twelve DME.
cam-1 Alright.
cam-2 Ah I did'nt understand you.
twr Suriname seven six four wind is calm you're cleared to land.
rdo-2 Cleared to land seven six four.
cam-2 On the localizer.
twr Do you have the runway lights in sight?
rdo-2 Affirm.
twr Roger.
cam-2 A little bit of low fog comming up I recon just a litte bit.
cam-2 Okay it's down right right there, ah close to the runway *.
cam-2 I see it.
cam-2 Glideslope's alive.
cam-1 Gear down.
- (sound of landing gear being lowered)
cam-1 * can't get that son of a * .
cam-2 Can't get it in there.
cam-1 Yeah.
cam-2 Oh well.
cam-3 I see the altimeters are set, flaps and slats we're working on.
cam-2 Twenty three on the flap.
cam-3 Gear is down and three green.
cam-3 *
cam-1 Thirtyfive.
cam-3 Spoiler lever is armed ignition is on.
cam-1 Thirtyfive.
cam-3 Final flap setting to go, Wil.
cam-1 Okay man.
cam-2 Drifting slightly left.
cam-2 That ILS is slightly off on that there indication.
- (sound of trim in motion buzzer)
- (sound of trim in motion buzzer)
cam-2 Slightly left of runway.
cam-1 If I get a capture here I'll be happy.
cam-2 On glideslope just above.
cam-1 I did'nt get no capture yet.
cam-2 No I know it I don't trust that ILS.
cam-1 There it is.
cam-2 I think you're... according to that runway you look like you're high.
cam-1 Now it's okay.
cam-2 Slightly left of runway.
cam-1 Okay.
GPWS Glide slope
cam-2 Five hundred feet.
GPWS Glide slope
GPWS Glide slope
cam-3 *
cam-1 Tell him to turn the runway lights up.
GPWS Glide slope
cam-2 Glideslope.
rdo-2 Would you put the runway lights up please?
GPWS Glide slope
cam-2 How's that.
cam-1 Tell'em to put the runway lights bright.
rdo-2 Please put the runway lights bright.
twr Right on.
cam-2 Three hundred feet.
cam-1 *
cam-2 Two hundred feet
cam-1 Okay MDA.
cam-1 I'll level it out here right here.
cam-2 One fifty.
cam-3 Pull up
- (sound of first impact)
- (sound of momentary power interuption to the CVR)
- (sound of stick shacker starts and continues unill the end of the recording)
cam-3 Pull up.
cam-3 That's it I'm dead.
- (end of recording)