“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control. I trust you are not in too much distress.”
British Airways Flight 9 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Many years ago I heard a radio show about the flight and how people reacted to knowing that were about to die…
“Ma. In trouble. Plane going down. Will do best for boys. We love you. Sorry. Pa XXX” scrawled on the cover of his ticket wallet.