Haunting audio captures flight instructor’s last moments before student crashed plane

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By Carina Murphy

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Air traffic control audio has captured the final moments before a young flight instructor was killed.

Viktoria Theresie Izabelle Ljungman died in a plane crash last Thursday (October 6), at Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, Virginia.

The Swedish native was teaching a student who took off at too steep an angle, causing the small aircraft (a Cessna 172) to stall and plummet around 100ft per The New York Post.

While Ljungman was killed in the crash, her student Oluwagbohunmi Ayomide Oyebode was rushed to Riverside Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Another unidentified teenage passenger was also rushed to a hospital.

In chilling air traffic control audio captured by LiveATC.net, the final moments before the plane's crash can be heard unfurling inside the aircraft.

The clip begins with the pilot saying: "Cleared for takeoff, 97883. Caution wake turbulence."

Just a few moments later, a voice is heard saying: "We got a crash!"

The controller asks, "883, are you OK? Are you on this frequency?" However, there is no response from the aircraft and rescue personnel are dispatched to the scene.

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A Cessna 172. Credit: John Zada / Alamy

The exact circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation. Meanwhile, Ljungman's family has paid tribute to the young pilot in a statement.

Hampton University student and flight instructor Ljungman earned her pilot license in March 2021, and her flight instructor license this April.

Listen to the chilling audio below:

Per WTKR, her family said in a statement that they were "devastated by this enormous loss."

"She was not even 22 and a half years old, and we are devastated by this enormous loss," they said.

The statement continued: "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."

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Hampton University, Virginia. Credit: Randy Duchaine / Alamy

"We deeply appreciate that Hampton University made it possible for Viktoria to study in the U.S. on a full scholarship, to achieve her dream of becoming a pilot, and to compete for her school on the tennis courts and on the sailing team," they added.

The grieving family concluded by thanking people for their messages of support, saying: "We also wish to express our appreciation for all the manifestations of love and support from to all those in Virginia and the U.S. who knew and loved Viktoria, and ask that our privacy be respected at this very difficult time."

Featured Image Credit: CNP Collection / Alamy.

Haunting audio captures flight instructor’s last moments before student crashed plane

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

Air traffic control audio has captured the final moments before a young flight instructor was killed.

Viktoria Theresie Izabelle Ljungman died in a plane crash last Thursday (October 6), at Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, Virginia.

The Swedish native was teaching a student who took off at too steep an angle, causing the small aircraft (a Cessna 172) to stall and plummet around 100ft per The New York Post.

While Ljungman was killed in the crash, her student Oluwagbohunmi Ayomide Oyebode was rushed to Riverside Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. Another unidentified teenage passenger was also rushed to a hospital.

In chilling air traffic control audio captured by LiveATC.net, the final moments before the plane's crash can be heard unfurling inside the aircraft.

The clip begins with the pilot saying: "Cleared for takeoff, 97883. Caution wake turbulence."

Just a few moments later, a voice is heard saying: "We got a crash!"

The controller asks, "883, are you OK? Are you on this frequency?" However, there is no response from the aircraft and rescue personnel are dispatched to the scene.

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A Cessna 172. Credit: John Zada / Alamy

The exact circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation. Meanwhile, Ljungman's family has paid tribute to the young pilot in a statement.

Hampton University student and flight instructor Ljungman earned her pilot license in March 2021, and her flight instructor license this April.

Listen to the chilling audio below:

Per WTKR, her family said in a statement that they were "devastated by this enormous loss."

"She was not even 22 and a half years old, and we are devastated by this enormous loss," they said.

The statement continued: "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."

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Hampton University, Virginia. Credit: Randy Duchaine / Alamy

"We deeply appreciate that Hampton University made it possible for Viktoria to study in the U.S. on a full scholarship, to achieve her dream of becoming a pilot, and to compete for her school on the tennis courts and on the sailing team," they added.

The grieving family concluded by thanking people for their messages of support, saying: "We also wish to express our appreciation for all the manifestations of love and support from to all those in Virginia and the U.S. who knew and loved Viktoria, and ask that our privacy be respected at this very difficult time."

Featured Image Credit: CNP Collection / Alamy.