Terrifying Audio Captures Flight Instructor’s Last Moments Before Student Crashed Plane

Terrifying Audio Captures Flight Instructor’s Last Moments Before Student Crashed Plane Instagram/viktoriathepilot

Horrifying audio captured a flight instructor’s final moments before her student crashed the plane, killing them both. Viktoria Theresie Izabella Ljungman, 22, was overseeing a single-engine plane being flown by trainee pilots Oluwagbohunmi Ayomide Oyebode and another unidentified 18-year-old when it went down, killing Ljungman. Her two trainees are said to be in serious condition.

  1. The Cessna 172 plane came down from roughly 100 feet in the air. The fatal accident happened at Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, Virginia just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 7. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, but it’s believed that one of the students may have pulled up at too steep of an angle during takeoff.
  2. Ljungman was killed in the crash, but her students survive. According to reports, the two trainee pilots, students at Hampton University, were rushed to Riverside Regional Medical Center in serious condition. One was transferred to VCU Medical Center to receive specialist care, according to reports.
  3. The audio of Ljungman’s final moments is harrowing. In the audio recording, she can be heard receiving clearance for the flight. “Cleared for takeoff, 97883. Caution wake turbulence,” the pilot can be heard saying to control staff. Shortly after, someone says: “We got a crash!” The controller then asks, “883, are you OK?” Sadly, no response came.
  4. Ljungman’s family said in a statement that they’re “devastated” by “this enormous loss.” The family told WTKR: “She was not even 22 and a half years old, and we are devastated by this enormous loss. To know Viktoria was to love her, and not just for her family. Everyone who interacted with Viktoria admired her kindness and intelligence, and respected her tremendous dedication and work ethic.”

Warning: The following audio contains material that some may find distressing.

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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