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American Airlines Flight 965 was a regularly scheduled flight from Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, to Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport in Cali, Colombia. On December 20, 1995, the Boeing 757-200 flying this route (registration N651AA) crashed into a mountain in Buga, Colombia, killing 151 passengers and eight crew members. The crash was the first U.S.-owned 757 accident and the highest death toll of any accident in Colombia. It was also the highest death toll of any accident involving a Boeing 757 at that time. It was surpassed by Birgenair Flight 301 which crashed seven weeks later with 189 fatalities. Flight 965 was the deadliest air disaster involving a U.S. carrier since the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988. Five passengers, all seated within two rows of each other, survived the initial impact, but one died two days later of his injuries.
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The video fails to mention that while the pilots were approaching Columbia, they were discussing the minutia of union rules and allowable duty hours. The conversation was extremely distracting, mostly due to the pilot, who was trying to show off his knowledge of labor rules. This conversation eventually led to the accident, since instead of discussing labor rules they needed to be planning their approach. The level of performance by the flight crew was below the necessary professionalism needed in their role. The airport staff at Cali was a little sketchy. If the airplane has inertial navigation and a DME, it is not essential to report passing a VOR station. The flight was basically goofy.
Donny Aldridge (29 days ago)
These are the fucking retards you put your life in the hands of..
buggerlugs TV (1 month ago)
Alcohol was found inside of the 57yo captain's body. And btw, you copied alot of this word by word from Wikipedia
Leighton Samms (1 month ago)
We were in Plantation FLA, on our yearly visit, never forgot this accident, but it all starts with FARC as having blown up the 1st nav aid, so they would not have tried to go back, then the ,language problem, then COLOMBIA claiming the PILOTS WERE DRUNK, hell, after they were in the tropical heat your stomach load starts fermenting, so they had to go back, on that claim.. there were survivors, but sorry for those whom never made it RIP.
Matthew O'Brien (1 month ago)
I'm going to ask first, look later, but have you done any of the de Havilland Comet crashes? Concorde? Thanks.
TREW MEDIA (1 month ago)
I remember Seeing this on a TV show
ChibiGingi (1 month ago)
Of the many things you hope never to hear from your captain, I'm sure "we got fucked up, haven't we?" is among the top of those... RIP.
keith hunter (1 month ago)
Allec...a black outline on the white letters really would improve your videos...white letters on a white background is difficult to read.
GroomLeader (1 month ago)
That's stunning, that a captain and co-pilot with a combined 19,000 hours of flight time could make mistakes like that.
Adeola Olamide (1 month ago)
The Interstellar Nomad (1 month ago)
begin your videos with music, Allec.
tim clifton (1 month ago)
Curly, Larry and Moe decided to land Mr. Druthers big jet airplane. Comedy doesn't ensue.
Trise MRG Gamer2007 (2 months ago)
Constitution_89 (2 months ago)
I'll tell ya,' every time I hear the word 'forgot' as mentioned here it really pisses me off that some idiot's incompetence causes so many deaths. I think that along with flight hours experience ALL pilots should be required to have a minimally acceptable IQ score before being considered as the senior flight operator on ANY plane.
The verbal exchanges with all concerned sounded like none had an IQ signaling anything above average. They actually, the Captain especially, sounded as mature as teenagers out for a sports event on a weeknight.
D'yer Maker (2 months ago)
Leftists destroy everything. Thanks FARC.
novola1972 (2 months ago)
Watching those videos make me sad even the most qualified pilots make stupid mistakes
Boeing 797 (2 months ago)
I wanna be FIT! (2 months ago)
I’m not a pilot & don’t understand the jargon. My question is “If you’ve never flown that route before, how would you know you’re flying into a mountainous area?” Are pilots briefed on flights they will be working & told what to expect - as in mountains in the area? If you’re flying to a country in which you don’t speak the language, why not have a pilot that does? Flying at night the problem or were they just too preoccupied or distracted? I apologize if the questions are ridiculous, but is this ALL pilot error? 4/3/18 @ 12:19P.
BornSerious (2 months ago)
I wanna be FIT!
Agree. I like these videos but this one had lots of jargon I didn't recognize and the commentary was faster than usual. And I kept getting the captain's name (Tafuri) mixed up with the location (Tulua).
Depcom (2 months ago)
What we had here, was a failure to communicate. Death, due to failure to communicate.
Mizzy Roro (2 months ago)
It just seems so weird how professional pilots including a captain charged with the lives of hundreds of passengers could be so lost in not knowing where they are, where they're going or what they're Doing? This is not the wide plains of Kansas. Take your job and the lives you are carrying behind you more seriously. These 4 bars on your shoulders shouldn't come easy for good reason.
john paul (2 months ago)
greed by the airline caused this accident how tf the airline is okay working with an airport that doesnt have a radar and not using full english communication the only guilty here is the airline by exposing the crew and passengers to this for a few $$$ ,colombia was such shithole in the nineties glad now is one of more stable south american countries
Liberty Rising (2 months ago)
Allec Joshua Ibay (2 months ago)
Liberty Rising They weren't idiots. They were highly trained professionals that got caught up on a stressful situation
Tazer183 (3 months ago)
Just because you're lost at night doesn't mean you should be flying low and crashing. As much as you want to be fair to the pilots who apparently had alot on their plate they screwed up.
Peter Beedle (3 months ago)
Surely if you are lost the first thing you do is fly up, not left or right and then figure out exactly where you are. If ever I'm lost when driving I pullover somewhere and find out exactly where I am and where I need to go, none of this "on the fly" business"!
Fireman sam (3 months ago)
nick wilson (3 months ago)
How did any humans survive, never mind a small dog!
tripleheshy (3 months ago)
Sorry to report but our radar was blown up by the FARC three years ago soooooo........good luck Amigos.
Marcus Nathaniel Settles (3 months ago)
can you please shut up
My Email (3 months ago)
Bad editing.. to fast to read and I am a book worm
Jimmy Barr (3 months ago)
Wonder if the survivors were seated at the back of the plane?
cprice2011 (3 months ago)
Do flight 227 please
Frank Bowne (3 months ago)
Why they shouldn't have schedules, have no later than, time.
soccerguy2433 (3 months ago)
dang.. "cleared to" is a clearance "cleared direct to" is an instruction. I wish they would change that. Perhaps "Your clearance is to <fix>" or only use "proceed direct to <fix>"
LotusBlossom (3 months ago)
Situational awareness and all that the pilots were dealing with is one thing. But really, there were 156 people on that plane that were betting EVERYTHING on the pilots NOT flying the thing into a mountain! Inexcusable.
William (3 months ago)
The title of this video made me think that at some point you should do Oceanic 815 from Lost
MrCapi55 (3 months ago)
Just another case of overwhelmed pilots by the systems, but the manufacturers and airlines "had to" eliminate one third of the flight crew, as always, for only one "reason" : the Damn Money.
jabba0975 jj (3 months ago)
Going back to Cali......I don't think so.
It had to be done.
Charlotte Schreffler (4 months ago)
That's right. I wondered about the other people who survived, and the dog.
Charlotte Schreffler (4 months ago)
Sorry for the victim's and their families. The pilots and could not maybe understand the tower, I guess. But when the voice would say pull up pull up, or terrain. Maybe they were too late to pull up, or something.
masterbuilderjkl (4 months ago)
I'm going on American in June..
enegue baul (4 months ago)
Why put people in Columbian ATC who cannot speak proper English?
Ladislav Husivarga (4 months ago)
Such a sad tragic story.. My prayers to all passengers. I pray for current pilots that they are aware of details..
Pedro Chemim (4 months ago)
If it was not the speedbrakes deployed they could have make it. So sad.
Aiden The Aviator (4 months ago)
Can you please do the Überlingen mid-air collision eventually, that'll be a awesome one to see.
OfficialMarcos'sVideos (4 months ago)
I never knew MIA ever had a Runway 27R
Steven Penfold (4 months ago)
Do iranair 655
sephirotic87 (4 months ago)
You should do a video about this:
One of the few cases ever documented of a pilot purposely doing a corckscrew (a tonneau) on a large jet airliner.
pigskin1000 (4 months ago)
what a shit show in that cockpit....
Jay Su (4 months ago)
How did the brown dog survive?
Gibbous (4 months ago)
Jay Su maybe the cage it was in absorbed the shock of the impact
HIPSTERS FOR TRUMP (4 months ago)
Can you do pan am flight 214?
Lee Hunt (4 months ago)
Saratov Airlines Flight 703 please!
pepperwestwood (4 months ago)
Allec, these videos are amazing, great work! Subbed. As another commenter once said...you feel like youve watched a whole movie after every one of these! Im sure you have many requests. But wouldd you consider doing one on flight 5191 out of Lexington, Kentucky? Dont wanna spoil it, but I dont figure it would have to be a very long vid. I drove past the area of the incident about an hour after it on my way to work that morning. Will never forget that drive. Thanks!
Filip Gołębiewski (4 months ago)
Hello Allec, can you make a video on the Antonov crash in Russia?
Yes, I mean the Saratov Airlines or whatever it was idk.
Charlie Bourgeois (4 months ago)
Please consider doing the N130HP, "Tanker 130" where the wings fell off.
my vids are trash (4 months ago)
Do the red army choir crash or the one that crashed yesterday south of Moscow when investigations come out.
Jack Stearns (4 months ago)
When more details come out you should to the sarotov crash that happened today.
Alex Aviation (4 months ago)
Midnight Wolf (4 months ago)
One crashed outside Moscow
FNAF man 1987 productions (4 months ago)
Do American flight 96 remake
Arumi Nirwana (4 months ago)
Hi Allec, do you know what happen today? Saratov Airlines flight 703 was crashed at morning today. Official source says nobody survive. Cause of crash is collision with another aircraft. So, can you made a video about this? Maybe you be will upload soon. Thanks.
Scout10 (4 months ago)
air philippines flight 541 the deadliest air disaster in the philippines
Tr1gger3d (4 months ago)
azmaan ahmed (4 months ago)
allec is a christian
Frenetic Geek (4 months ago)
The captain was mentally lazy. If he'd done as much critical thinking as he did swearing, this probably could have been avoided. Also speedbrakes.
Jaive 75 (4 months ago)
Do Air India flight 182
JLClips (4 months ago)
Can you do Airblue 202 pleasseee!
john watwood (4 months ago)
these are excellent videos man(allec joshua ibay).
StaticImage (4 months ago)
Garuda Flight 421
Nope NopeAgain (4 months ago)
Is FS2004 good? Are there good addons? Does it run well?
Azizah Kasim (4 months ago)
If it's possible, can you cover an episode about airblue flight 202
Riley's Aviation & Gaming (4 months ago)
M.J. Leger (4 months ago)
Great video. Thanks for the captions, it makes it so much more interesting when it's explainable.
SG Spekrem ツ (4 months ago)
Tell me if they found flight 370 MSH
rranger1014 (4 months ago)
Holy scary shit
6omega2 (4 months ago)
I love your videos, but please: it's "DESCEND." "D - E - S - C - E - N - D." Not "Decend." Thanks!
Pradd Zzz (4 months ago)
Maybe a video about a380 collision on taxiway at JFK
TheGodParticle (4 months ago)
Plenty of warning signs,
sandra mendoza (4 months ago)
Can you do Air China 129
A Person (4 months ago)
Cali Is My City
RexLamby 858 (4 months ago)
That dogo who survived
David Flynn (4 months ago)
What an eejit
Zidane Hadeed (4 months ago)
Also note that the waypoint ROZO was changed to PALMA. Had Tafuri been advised, he wouldn't have inadvertently sent his plane on a course to Bogota. Still poor of him not to confirm, the first waypoint on your computer is not always what you want.
I Have a Problem Rant Series (4 months ago)
*****YOU GOTTA SEE THIS https://youtu.be/Vhv2aYrGZAI
Thordis Martinez (4 months ago)
This crash happened on my birthday :( RIP to those who passed away.
Hamlet telmaH (4 months ago)
RIP to those who lost their lives, the dog that survived had some cat in him/her.
Zimraan . Hasan (4 months ago)
Confusion at its finest.
razzpup (4 months ago)
Allec can u make DHL flight 611 mid air COLLISION?
5Rounds Rapid (4 months ago)
Very reminiscent of Dan-Air 1008 in 1980. ATC couldn’t speak much English, and had no radar. The pilots got lost and turned the wrong way into a mountain, also.
『AustinLuke_Aviator Gaming』 (4 months ago)
You made my day once again! Nice 3D Cockpit! I am still praying for the 757, the A310, The A300, the DC-10, and the MD-11 to show up in X-Plane 10 Mobile! Nice video! Keep up the great work Allec!
Rebecca M (4 months ago)
REST IN PEACE 🙏🏼
baraxor (4 months ago)
Lost, at night and with no ground radar while flying in a mountainous area, the first thing to remember is that speed and altitude are your friends. Get reacquainted with your friends real fast and then try to reorient yourselves.
Robert Slydell (4 months ago)
Absolutely. They had no idea where they were, flying in a valley with mountains everywhere, gee how about we climb to our minimum safe altitude and figure this out before we kill ourselves an 100+ others? Fuck no, let's whip out a chart, type in a letter, press enter, all is good. At least the captain figured out that they (more so he) fucked up, but too late.
Ace Robloxian (4 months ago)
5:32 because the plane is too close to the airport, the pilots deploy the speed brakes
Christopher Sargeant (4 months ago)
My guess would be that it was just the sim's autothrottle trying to compensate for the increased drag in an attempt to maintain a constant airspeed, and that it's extraneous to the story being told. Allec wanted a visual of the speedbrake deployment but didn't cut away fast enough. :)
It only makes sense to use speedbrakes in flight when you're in an open descent with throttles at idle. It will give you the maximum rate of descent. Deploying speedbrakes with thrust at anything other than idle is counterproductive and a waste of fuel, it's a bit like keeping your foot on the gas pedal while braking at the same time.
(Speedbrakes are also used at touchdown to destroy residual lift and help braking.)
Armando Silvier (4 months ago)
Ace Robloxian and More Stuff! Well spotted! Why would the pilots increase the throttles if they deployed the speedbrakes? Speedbrakes would immediately slow the aircraft down. I've only had a smidgen of flight training; but i would think that you wouldn't even consider using the speedbrakes (i think the correct term is "spoilers") until you could actually see the runway?
azmaan ahmed (4 months ago)
Allec you have to censor the swearing words
Armando Silvier (4 months ago)
azmaan ahmed Why? If the pilot said "where is the frickken waypoint?" i would think Alec is a devout Muslim or something. Do you know anyone in the REAL world who says "frickken"?
Andy Williams (4 months ago)
Yeah Allec. Fucking get it together.
186bingo (4 months ago)
azmaan ahmed no he doesnt
Roblox Tripreporter (4 months ago)
That dog is very lucky!
HighBrow Customs (4 months ago)
Once again, pilot failure caused the crash.
Ashley (4 months ago)
I saw an interview with one of the survivors of this crash. Her story was so heartbreaking. 😢
Traci Hill (1 month ago)
Very sad I saw that interview
Flight Channel (3 months ago)
You mean the young lady who was 23 back then and going in this flight with her parents (who btw both died) for the Christmas holidays? Yeah, I watched that too, the three remaining survivors in fact make an annual meeting to look after each other, it said in the docu.
Un Mundo 1000 Aviones (4 months ago)
I am from sevilla valle del Cauca in colombia. The crash is in buga valle
Scooby Carr (24 days ago)
Un Mundo 1000 Aviones Greetings from Colombia from Scooby in the USA. May you always have safe and pleasant journeys ahead.
Un Mundo 1000 Aviones (4 months ago)
SantiGoma. Que coincidencia
SantiGoma (4 months ago)
Un Mundo 1000 Aviones soy de Colombia también jaja
DJTexan 4202 (4 months ago)
This is why pilots should still fly manually and not rely on waypoint computers. But the manufacturers keep trying to get rid of pilots so airlines don’t have to pay them with the billions they have! But that’s the way life is nowadays.
joshua nicely (1 day ago)
DJTexan 4202 ... you should check out what the FAA is doing in the U.S. with ATCs.... unqualified people in the name of diversity. I'm just waiting for planes to start falling out of the sky here.
Kent Betts (21 days ago)
Uh huh. Nothing about the waypoint computers malfunctioned. What malfunctioned was the pilots talking about union rules while they were approaching Columbia instead of paying attention to their approach.
Simon Vs The World (1 month ago)
It's like the self-driving car that determined that in an accident it would rather kill the person in the car because the probability risk was the safest procedure. Letting a computer do all the work is the worst solution.
Terry Offord (4 months ago)
You forgot to add,Eduardo, the probable magnetic/electrical interference/ failure of being fed correct and accurate driving voltage etc.,Also whereas computers do have a place they are generally not self correcting once an error has been entered, and then there's the psychological problem that once aircrew start using and become 'fully capable' of using AND understanding their pitfalls, there's the tendency to believe what you see is what you get. I would draw your attention to the STEAM Gauges you mention, such instruments got aircraft thru two world wars, in both day and nite conditions too. so please, DON"T think that Computers are infallible.
DJTexan 4202 (4 months ago)
Exactly. In 1976 pilots computer systems would be like modern day car navigation. It tells them where to go but they still control it which i think should still be used today. Not where the pilots just type things and the plane goes it own way. Computers arent perfect. Humans arent perfect. but computers are destroying our jobs and our sociality!