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Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 was a scheduled flight from Los Angeles, California, to San Francisco. On December 7, 1987, the British Aerospace 146-200A, registration N350PS, serving the flight crashed in Cayucos, California, as a result of a murder–suicide by one of the passengers. All 43 passengers and crew aboard the plane died, five of whom, including the two pilots, were presumably shot dead before the plane crashed. The man who caused the crash, David A. Burke, was a former employee of USAir, the parent company of Pacific Southwest Airlines.
Credits go to Mayday (Air Crash Investigation, Air Emergency, Air Disasters in other places) for the video clips of the crash and aftermath!
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For anyone that knows a lot about plane crashes, was a black box ever recovered from two crashes that happened in the NEPA area in 1985 and 2000? I only heard about these recently, but I can't find anything on them.
Sarah Riedel (3 days ago)
He sure as hell went out like a boss, christ.
mike besner (7 days ago)
Weird question...how are the details of the events onboard known?
Jorge Callico (7 days ago)
Want to know WHY black people have a bad reputation? Because so many of them are scumbags like Burke. Some of it is cultural. As all the single black mothers on welfare make the worst families. And some of it is that on average, they tend not to be good fits in a technological age.
Granted there are always notable exceptions. President Obama for instance. He whom I voted for twice. However Obama is half white. And his father, though a well educated man had the typical African weakness for booze and women. So Obama probably got his patience from his mother's side. She may have been a single mother but not the typical degenerate one we usually see black women as. And if course she was white.. Not the extremely overweight, loud-mouthed black woman at the grocery store. Using her EBT card to buy groceries and yelling at her several young kids "WHUP YO ASS SUCKAH".
You know? Degenerate, child abuser. The kind of unfit black woman who produces POS like Burke.
So like when I watched this video I said to.myself,
"I'll just bet that this moron was a black man". VOILA!
And it fits perfectly.
Mark (11 days ago)
As Dostoevsky would say leading up to the Bolshevik revolution: crime, murder and violence is just a form of protest.
lipglossgirlja (11 days ago)
So 43 people died over $69 dollars :( The value of human life is worth so much more.
Delta Man (11 days ago)
...........I'm a bit confused, they didn't mention WHY Burke's boss happened to be a passenger on the plane during the same flight allowing him to shoot and kill him? I also find one of the comments below another example of 'easier said than done' when they suggested that the passengers should have rushed the cockpit and stopped Burke's attempt from downing the plane. Yeah right, like the plane is in a severe nose dive towards earth but all of the passenger have the time to put a plan together and try and navigate walking up the aisle towards the cockpit during an almost vertical dive, all this within seconds before crashing. Yeah, no sweat. Think before you comment, idiot.
lomez 9699 (13 days ago)
gutless bastard steals, faces consequences for said stealing, decides his actions are someone elses fault, takes innocent lives. now theres a real piece of work
Jack Sutherland (13 days ago)
What a piece of shit.
Nadif Railfans (14 days ago)
This incident is similar to the FedEx 705 in 1994, but there is no fatalities on that incident
JPPtafel21* (15 days ago)
I would knock him out cold
Peter R (16 days ago)
So he kills innocent people...what a complete psychopath
Landrew120880 (16 days ago)
Are videos like this meant to be entertainment. Reliving horror and fear?
G Ellis (18 days ago)
I don't even remember this.I was hoping for a better ending with the extra pilot going to save the plane.
Alex Floate (19 days ago)
1987...and yet airlines still resisted armored cockpit doors until 3000 died at WTC.
Aung Kyaw Myat PUBG (21 days ago)
Im the problem
Stephen Travis (26 days ago)
That was horrible, and how quickly it "went south." About 150,000 people die every day, and I'm sure many, if not most, of those 150,000 were not expecting to die. Heart attacks, massive strokes, aneurysms, plane, train, and automobile crashes, violence, risky behaviors, animal and insect bites and stings, suicide attacks-- all of these ways can unexpectedly end your life in an instant.
So now you're dead, then what? All the world's religions believe in one of the following after-death experiences:
1. Oblivion in a sea of cosmic nothingness, without any conciousness, forever.
2. Reincarnation as either something better or worse than you were, until you have qualified for eternal one-ness with the ultimate reality.
3. If you haven't worked hard enough and/or done enough good to either, qualify for, or, become worthy enough, to enter Paradise, then you'll have to go to a place where you can continue working until you do qualify and are worthy.
4. Everyone goes to Paradise because God loves everyone and is good.
5. Immediately (from your perspective) after death, you stand before your Holy and Perfect Creator God and are judged by His Perfect and Righteous Standard; His Perfect Law of Love, summarized by Jesus of Nazareth, by these two questions: "Did you love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and, did you love your neighbor as yourself?"
There are only two answers. The first is: "No, I haven't. But look at all the good I did do [list of good works], that has got to count for something, right? Besides, I'm not really that bad a person, and your so good, you'll forgive me, right? I really am sorry..." Those who answer this way will be judged guilty because they still have to pay for their crimes and crimes against God all carry an eternal, life-sentence, in a terrible place called "Hell"; a place that feels like "eternal fire" and that is probably because those in "Hell" are separated from the God, who is the Source of everything good and pleasurable. And no just judge, human or otherwise, will let you go simply because you are sorry, or did lots of good. When you break the law, you have to pay the penalty.
The other answer is, "No, I did not, because I could not. But Jesus could and did, and He promised me that I would get what He deserves (dwelling with the Source of everything good and pleasurable in Paradise forever), because He already got what I deserve (suffering, misery, and death on a Roman cross.) You opened my eyes to my sin problem and I have really tried to love you and my neighbor as best I can, but I have often failed, as you know. I deserve Death and Hell for sure, if it weren't for Jesus and what He has done for me...."
Those who answer like this will be judged innocent. Why? The law has been satisfied by Jesus. Your crimes have been paid for by Jesus. How? God came to Earth and was born as a man, Jesus. He kept God's Law of Love perfectly, for you. He then was willing tortured and killed by Roman crucifixion, in you place. You are now free! A judge doesn't care how or who paid your fine, so long as it's been paid.
Only this last, after-death experience has any objective evidence. Proof comes via the best attested, and best preserved, ancient documentation know to man (the four "gospels", which are eyewitness accounts or the testimonies of close associates to the eyewitnesses). God became man in order to rescue you, because He originally made you to dwell with Him in Paradise forever. Salvation is God's free gift to you-- you cannot earn it. Ask God to "red-pill" you so you can understand your sin problem, then, get baptised, and trust your only Savior: Jesus the Christ. Trust Him like you would trust a parachute-- and just believing a parachute will save you from a fall is not enough-- you have to put it on in order for it to save you. Christ lived, for you. Christ suffered and died, for you. Christ ascended, for you. Christ will come again, for YOU! (Make the case for yourself: http://knowwhatyoubelieve.com/believe/evidence/)
Parthib Pandit (27 days ago)
major tailstrike during takeoff
Mike McKenna (28 days ago)
I'm guessing the POS crashed the plane to cost the airline a huge asset and have additional revenge that way
He is shit and he knew he was
Will G (29 days ago)
Affirmative action means that white people have to be killed my niggers. Burke was stealing from the petty cash from flights. He had been doing it for awhile.
Roger Moore (29 days ago)
The wreckage is quite a contrast to Flight 93.
Suzanne de Cornelia (1 month ago)
Excellent production on video.
Howie Feltersnatch (1 month ago)
just another felonious coon, thieving scum that killed dozens because of his roots
Conor B (1 month ago)
There's a lot going on behind the scenes here which is really interesting.
ms sayles (1 month ago)
With so often crashes & tremendous amount of life deaths...shouldn't aviation be terminated entirely and all go back to busses & other type ground transportation. Amen..Amen..plz.
Demon50 (1 month ago)
What a selfish pile of trash to kill himself and everyone on board the plane all because he decided to make a conscious choice to become a thieving scumbag. It’s like he blames the airline and the people on board because he got caught....What a fucking faggot!
Bob Robertson (1 month ago)
Niggers ruin everything.
heidi Holiday (1 month ago)
TedBronson1918 (1 month ago)
Burke, what a lowlife asshole. The POS steals money and is suspected of stealing thousands more, gets mad at the people who caught him so he murders a lot of innocent people. I hope the victims found peace. I won't say what I hope Burke found.
Joe Schizoid (1 month ago)
Always a nigger. Every single time. SMH
Mike G (1 month ago)
Another case of Tombstone Technology. It takes this for changes to be made
Leslie Rosado (1 month ago)
Of course, black!
ismael hussain (1 month ago)
Wait the pilots are now equipped with firearms? I know they need self defense but what if that pilot is mental?
Just a blip. (1 month ago)
I was born on this very day. Wow.
GroomLeader (1 month ago)
If there's an afterlife, I hope that murderer gets what he deserves. SCUM, rot in hell.
Jordi Brizuela (1 month ago)
This is the worst air disaster story ever, and it had nothing to do mechanically.
Loco Joe (1 month ago)
What a shocker! An insane “black man” with a gun and attitude who likes to kill people, because he’s a fucking thief who should have been left to rot in jail. Don’t get me started please. Some things will “NEVER” change. What a horrible event. So sad. Is there a lesson of caution here?
Useless Git (1 month ago)
Why are there United/Continental Airlines planes at the beginning of the video and in the background with the modern day liveries? It's a bit weird...
orange70383 (1 month ago)
So was somebody relaying a play by play by radio or what.
d rad (1 month ago)
Some people are just great at being assholes
1L6E6VHF (1 month ago)
"The Smile of Stockton"
Sounds a bit ironic, these days, eh?
DannygsfgTV (8 days ago)
stromada1 (1 month ago)
And why didn't Thomson take some kind of pre-emptive action when Burke handed him the crazy note?...!
stromada1 (1 month ago)
How did Thompson and Burke end up on this flight together? Seems kinda strange. I wouldn't want to be flying in a plane with the person I had just terminated. That's a recipe for trouble.
kacieedanielle (1 month ago)
piece of shit toad
Pygmalion (1 month ago)
Talk about one liners eh?
paul dosntmatter (1 month ago)
a thieving negro
Obedience to flow (1 month ago)
One thing I like about airline safety, they change the rules when bad things happen. Like in San Diego when Southwest Airlines hit the small plane.
The Interstellar Nomad (1 month ago)
what a loser motherfucker.. rot in hell
Jeff Cutler (1 month ago)
I'm a bit surprised at the callousness of some of the comments. Here we don't have a mechanical failure, or human error on the part of the pilots or the ground control. We do have foolish lack of security by the airline and at the airport (amazing, given the context that someone would actually use this board to take a shot at stringent security). This disgusting human being murdered multiple people with gunshots, and then in an act of complete selfishness and cowardice, destroyed everyone else on the plane. Too bad, folks -- this was not your lucky day. He is no doubt taking on his eternal reward as we speak.
Jerry Milburn (1 month ago)
Around blacks, never relax....
AllSeeingEye ofGod (1 month ago)
Niggers are basically good people , eh...
surferpam1 (1 month ago)
oh my G-d. All those innocent people killed. All because one psycho bastard wouldn't accept responsibility for himself.
Inyalabudbud Punjabbidaliwad (1 month ago)
The 1964 Civil Rights Act sure did work well. Before that, we could hire only whites.....for good reason....and let the niggers fend for themselves. Niggers should never be allowed anywhere near an airliner......they are all crazy as loons.
ky malone (1 month ago)
I'm sure that took the smile off that plane
Jason Lurf (1 month ago)
So, how did this video know Burke wrote on a throw up bag to give to Ray? And what manager flies with someone who is fired?
Alex D 2016 (1 month ago)
He stole $69 and in his final moments he shot the stewardess and said he's the problem, a bit overdramatic but the $69 was nice
TruthSeeker (1 month ago)
'Some pilots are now equipped with guns'
Until some depressed pilots decide to kill everyone on board, then
'pilots is now banned from bringing guns'
Alexander Williams (1 month ago)
i cant stop watching these
geneel169 (1 month ago)
Flight attendant trainee Julie Gottesman, 20, of Veradale, Wash., had been working less than one month before this violent crime occurred. David Burke is a sick and violent person who deliberately killed 43 innocent people.
skbmsb78 (1 month ago)
What do they find of the passengers? Got to be a horrible job picking up pieces of humans.
Lawrence Genereux (1 month ago)
The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. If you take the guns from the good guys, only the bad guys will have them (you don't think the bad guys are going to relinquish them, you you?). BTW, since Australia banned "assault weapons", their crime rate has increased by 28%. You can't win a fight if your hands are tied behind your back. Thank GOD for Sky Marshalls and armed pilots.
Iamanoobhere101 Playzz (1 month ago)
What a stupid man
Max Hess (1 month ago)
"I'm the problem." Hijacking a plane wasn't enough; he had to do it in style.
rlshieldsok (1 month ago)
Didn't they go super sonic before crashing? That would be great to include in this.
rachel diane ames (1 month ago)
RIP all those lost souls :(
milkmandan77 (1 month ago)
Look at ALL of that wreckage, where the jet that crashed in the field on 9/11 left none.
Anthony Minier (1 month ago)
I am simply going by what the Sheriff who was first on scene said and by what is contained in the NTSB report. The Sheriff stated that he did not notice anything that he thought could be aircraft wreckage when he first arrived on scene. He knew something strange had occurred because there were a lot of papers blowing around the field and he thought he smelled aviation fuel. It wasn't until others arrived on scene and they started looking more closely at parts of the field where the grass had been torn up and there were what looked like freshly dug ditches in some places. It was in those ditches buried in the dirt that they found the biggest remaining parts of the aircraft which were the landing gear. They didn't even find body parts at first until the NTSB investigation team really started scouring the area. They did not find large body parts though and most of the plane and its contents were turned into extremely small pieces that had to be sifted from the dirt. This is all included in the NTSB report. Even the lead NTSB investigator thought there must a mistake when he first got to the scene. There simply wasn't any noticeable aircraft wreckage until they got a back hoe on sight and started excavating the parts of the field where there were newly disturbed ditches and holes in the surface of the field. So yes, there was some trace of it and I never said there wasn't. Much of the plane had been reduced to very small pieces but they were there if you really started sifting through the dirt . The larger pieces such as the landing gear were buried in the dirt and not noticeable until they were excavated. This plane was almost at a 90 degree angle traveling well past the speed of sound when it impacted the field. That is why there was not a long impact scar like there was in Pennsylvania on 9-11. Just an awful lot of paper blowing around at first glance.
milkmandan77 (1 month ago)
An entire jet can't simply "disintegrate." There would be some trace of it.
Anthony Minier (1 month ago)
Actually the Sheriff who arrived on scene first said that while there was a lot of paper blowing around, there was very little actual wreckage. The plane was travel faster than the speed of sound when it impacted the ground. Much of it disintegrated while some pieces were found burrowed into the ground and not visible at all. He said that he thought he must be in the wrong location when he got on scene because he did not see any signs of a plane crash, just a whole lot of paper blowing around.
Watchful Eye (1 month ago)
David Burke was a piece of cowardly shit. In his time during aviation, he smuggled drugs, stole from work, had 7 children whom he essentially orphaned right there after and to make things worse he killed many innocent people and affected hundreds of others. Burn in Hell buddy.
Watchful Eye (1 month ago)
Just a correction here. US airlines don’t decide on security procedures. Air Marshall’s are federal and are employed by US TSA. The Armed Pilot Program is also a TSA program. Both good programs but I noticed the error on the video. Great work either way on your channel
Constitution_89 (1 month ago)
What a POS!! He could have taken his "revenge" (read: busted scumbag for his thievery) on Ray at Any other point, but to Kill ALL of those innocent people? He will get what he deserves and Rightly so. I would Never pray for those of his ilk except that they Burn for eternity and piss on the molecules of his ashes remaining if I knew where to find them.
There is NO judgement upon the Dead till Judgement Day:
"For the Dead are conscious of Nothing at all." ----- Ecclesiastes 9:5
Geetyuur Assoff DaSofa (1 month ago)
if this happened today CNN would report it as, ' the black guy with the gun was the hero who tried to save the plane from the evil white pilot and co pilot. '
Matthew Palmeri (2 months ago)
I don’t mean to be so negative, but damn... this one is just so heartbreaking and enraging. What a vile and ultimately worthless little prick this David Burke was. The epitome of petty evil. The type of disgusting barely-human creature who giddily mass-slaughters random strangers, all to “avenge” himself for his imagined victimization at the hands of everyone else.
In reality, his problems were all due to his own selfishness and stupidity, although he ultimately acted out his bitterness and resentment on an unthinkably murderous scale. “I’m the problem”.. if only he was made to somehow realize in life that this was the truth: he himself was to blame for the consequences he faced. Instead, one gets the feeling that he was proud of himself when he uttered that line, feeling insanely justified in his actions.
He seemed to be a pathetic, profoundly selfish lowlife who truly enjoyed engineering the horrible death of many innocents in order to appease his delusional self-righteousness and obsession with himself. What a disgusting, repulsive legacy to leave. Almost makes you hope for a torturous afterlife for people like him.
Anyway, great video as always, Allec! Sorry for being so dark.
john gibson (2 months ago)
Gunman had a six shooter most likely....44 magnum. He spent at least 5 shots (2 in the first guy , pilot , 1st exe off, flight attendent , ....at least 5 bullets)....before the sixth and last on the pilot/ passenger ...the passenger who would have saved the plane .
...like others said the passenger/pilot would have been able to take control...if so much as one person would have drawn one shot off the gunman
He was one bullet away ....
Hoosier Daddy (2 months ago)
To bad a tragedy like this happened before they changed things.
Amethyst (2 months ago)
Flight attendant: We have a problem!
*shoots flight attendant*
“I’m the problem.”
Scott Reece (2 months ago)
A thief.......and a murderer......and a pussy.........all in one. A shame.
TheProPilot (2 months ago)
How is it that it took us THIS LONG to have barricaded cockpits and armed pilots and air marshals? Why did it take a 9/11 to finally make this stop? Stories like these infuriate me.
BornSerious (2 months ago)
One bullet left in gun. Just shoot yourself already.
Super Aidan (2 months ago)
How did they recover the letter he wrote?
BornSerious (2 months ago)
Look at the field.
MrJobofo (2 months ago)
What a selfish twat he was! He was caught red handed stealing and fired then denied again by appeal and rightly so the bastard. To kill all those innocent people because of his own selfish actions is despicable.
Goobye USA (2 months ago)
Dat cockpit though!
icemachine79 (2 months ago)
Ah yes, the crash that every 9/11 "truther" hates with a passion because it completely disproves their silly claims about United 93.
D'yer Maker (2 months ago)
Dindu nuffin til da end.
The Shocker (2 months ago)
My baby dindu nuffin
Lamia Mahpara (2 months ago)
To even think that a lot of the aviation rules came upon after several passengers and pilots lost their lives. The ones that could have been avoided if people used a lil bit common sense, yep this was one of it.
William Wilkins (2 months ago)
The simple solution to a problem like this is the airlines letting all passengers carry guns on board. Then if some crazy SOB tries to pull out a gun and shoot somebody he will be outnumbered. And if a bullet passes through a window, the window won't pop out and the plane WILL NOT decompress, as has happened in movies. The plane would leak air and the captain would get a warning signal inside the cockpit that he is losing cabin pressure and could bring the plane down to a safe altitude and land at a nearby airport. But much as I love flying, it has become such a pain in the ass now that I have just stopped doing it altogether and just committed to driving whenever I travel somewhere. I also plan on taking flying lessons so I can fly my own self around to places.
Jay Pay (2 months ago)
What a mother fucker. What did all those people have to do with his situation
Victor Ang (2 months ago)
The plane is so small and yet it needs 4 ENGINES!?
Anthony Minier (1 month ago)
The jet engines back then were not efficient like today's modern jet engines. All 4 of those engines together could produce the same amount of thrust as one of the A380's engines today.
Mister Smith (2 months ago)
Effing nigger. Do people realize how much their crimes have cost America????? Born thieves and murderers.
Norm Kid (2 months ago)
It seems with incidents like this that secured cockpit doors would've been implemented prior to 9/11.
countteddy (2 months ago)
they only found the remains of the gun by chance, it still had a piece of burkes finger in it....
Stephanie Woodruff (2 months ago)
This pissed me off! How the hell he gone steal and get mad and try to seek vengeance? It was his damn fault in the first place. Leave the innocent ALONE!
Gman6755 (2 months ago)
Allec, I gotta say..I addicted to your amazing videos but every time I fly now I'm paranoid as hell!!
Frank Bowne (2 months ago)
Michael Burns (2 months ago)
Selfish piece of shit
Stephen Hunt (2 months ago)
So some pilots now have firearms? I wonder how long before there's a video of when a pilot loses it with a gun?
Duvmasta (2 months ago)
Why didn't burke marry the mother of his children?
nevyen (2 months ago)
One of my brother's college roommates was an EMT for a central Californian Ambulance company when this happened. Every possible emergency worker, including him, were recruited to search the area and collect parts of the wreckage and bodies. He said the jet fuel fumes were so bad, each worker could only stand to be in the area for so long, before having to leave to get fresh air. The plane hit so hard, but created a very small crater, and it basically then exploded back out. The plane was shredded, the gun itself was blown into several pieces, and the largest part of a body was about a quarter of someone's torso, still strapped to part of a seat back. He said he and some of the other emergency crew members would sing an altered version of a Disney cartoon song, from the episode where Donald Duck is a ranger and has to get some bears to help clean up the park, just to break the tension. It went: "Pick a piece of body up, put it in the bag...bomp...bomp...".
RicharddtheStar (2 months ago)
How absolutely pathetic is his guy Burke. You steal and get fired. Then you feel the need to get leniency because of your family. Maybe you should of thought of your family Nd the consequences of your actions. What an utterly disgusting human being.
Woody Hayes (2 months ago)
If Obama had a Son.......
Michael Vitale (2 months ago)
Something just dawned on me after watching some of these crash videos. If everyone was killed, how are these details known ? The contents of the note, that it was on an air sick bag, etc I’ve had the same questions about some other details on previous videos too. Anyone ???
nevyen (2 months ago)
They found the bag blowing around the wreckage, and they have the sounds (gunshots and his voice) recorded on the cockpit voice recorder. A piece of his finger was also found in the trigger of the gun.