Portland Tower, United 173, Mayday! We're . . . the engines are flaming out we're going down. We're not going to be able to make the airport.
Who: First Officer Rodrick Beebe
Note: When United 173's landing gear was lowered, only two of the green landing gear indicator lights came on. The plane circled in the vicinity of Portland while the crew investigated the problem. After about one hour the plane ran out of fuel and crashed in a sparsely populated area, killing 10 and seriously injuring 24 of the 189 on board.