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Fateful 37 seconds

The final moments of American Airlines Flight 587, according to a preliminary outline provided by the National Transportation Safety Board and based on data from the cockpit voice recorder:

1 minute and 47 seconds after plane starts its takeoff roll down the runway: Rattle from the aircraft's frame is heard.

1:54: Captain makes a comment about wake turbulence.

2:01: Second rattling noise from the aircraft frame is heard.

2:05: The co-pilot, who is flying the plane, calls for maximum power.

2:07: Several comments begin suggesting pilots are losing control of the aircraft.

2:24: Cockpit voice recording ends.

Associated Press

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