air france flight 4590

  • As the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcript recorded it, the last intelligible words of the crew were (translated into English):
  • Co-pilot: "Le Bourget, Le Bourget, Le Bourget."
  • Pilot: "Too late (unclear)."
  • Control tower: "Fire service leader, correction, the Concorde is returning to runway zero nine in the opposite direction."
  • Pilot: "No time, no (unclear)."
  • Co-pilot: "Negative, we're trying Le Bourget" (four switching sounds).
  • Co-pilot: "No (unclear)."