Nightly News   |  November 14, 2013

Pilot announced ‘we’re going down,’ passengers say

A Southwest captain spoke over the plane’s PA system right before the plane took a nosedive to a lower altitude – but there’s some dispute as to what the captain actually said. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> moments for southwest airlines . the very passengers who were told to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight from tampa to raleigh claim they heard the cam captain say "we are going down" followed by what some passengers described as a nose dive to a lower altitude. the airline disputes the exact wording over the p.a. saying the captain meant to tell flight ata taten dantoni -- attendants they were going to make an expedited landing.