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Old 03-16-2014, 08:56 PM
PaulParkhead PaulParkhead is offline
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Originally Posted by usedtobe View Post

I always thought the last transmission being "Good night" was a bit off...
Not necessarily. Pilots often use that phrasing to indicate their last transmission to a particular ATC segment or controller. So you might hear something like:

"Pigfucker 9, contact Boston Center 121.55, goodbye."
"Boston Center 121.55, Pigfucker 9, goodnight."

Of course, if the pilot operating the radio said "goodnight" after he knew he was hijacked and probably flying to his doom then it does have a degree of poignancy, but it's not inherently suspicious.