“ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR!” Were the Last Words of the Pilot on Air Asia Flight #8501

“ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR!” Were the Last Words of the Pilot on Air Asia Flight #8501

The National Transportation Safety Committee investigator, Nurcahyo Utomo said listening to recording from black boxes over and over again can be disturbing and requires utmost mental strength.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Yahoo News sourced their version of this article to the New Straits Times Online. So I went to this website and found the original article and it turns out Yahoo News left something very important out:

    Analyzing  the recording while listening to their final words like “Allahuakhbar” repeatedly, give the investigators goose bumps, Nurcahyo said.

    “It is as if we can feel them… Allahuakhbar, Allahuakhbar were the last words said before they died,” he said referring to his experience analising black boxes from past crashes.

The phrase “he said referring to his experience analising black boxes from past crashes” was completely left out of the Yahoo News story even though the story is almost identical word for word. Why they would omit such a crucial detail, I’m really not sure. But I certainly can’t do that which is why I’m bringing it to your attention.

So it appears that this story is not true as reported by Yahoo News.

This was especially difficult for Nurchayo who knew the pilot Captain Indriyanto personally saying, “Indriyanto was my senior and he is the one who taught me how to fly.”

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“Listening to the playback of a black box involved in a crash is not like listening to music or a discussion.” and “We are listening to a recording that represents the last moments before the crash and it is disturbing. There are times where the investigators would get unnerved listening to the recording,” said Nurcahyo.

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Analyzing the recording while listening to their final words like “Allahuakhbar” repeatedly, gave the investigators goose bumps, and made them cringe Nurcahyo said.

“It is as if we can feel them… ‘Allahuakhbar, Allahuakhbar’ were the last words said before they all died.’

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