The voice of hypoxia

This is a radio transmission worth a listen to all pilots…

“Here is a radio exchange between Cleveland Center controllers Stephanie Bevins, Marvin McCombs and Kalitta 66, a Learjet based in Ypsilanti, Michigan. KL66 suffered an insidious leak which caused depressurization of the aircraft. Listen to the audio and read the dialog as ATC figures it out.”

“Following Bevin’s initiative, McCombs begins bringing the aircraft to the lowest altitude available in order to alleviate the possible oxygen deprivation. Unable to answer questions, the pilot is only able to respond to direct commands that the controllers now begin to voice.”Descend and maintain,” they repeat.”

  • Anne Wright
    Posted at 10:35h, 08 December Reply

    Scary to listen to, but good to know one of the signs of hypoxia. Thanks for posting this!

  • Susan
    Posted at 18:00h, 07 December Reply

    Amazing…. that one pilot was having a good time — although I suspect he didn’t know it… wowow.

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