Radio communications between Denver tower control and emergency response units following the runway excursion by a Continental Airlines Boeing 737-500, 20 December 2008.
COA1404: Heading 020, cleared for take-off, runway 34R, Continental 1404.
TWR: SkyWest 5973 affirmative, 127.05.
SKW5973: 127.05, SkyWest 5973, good day.
UNIDENTIFIED: Tower it looks like you had a plane go off of 34R on the left side.
TWR: Say that again?
UNIDENTIFIED: It looked like an aircraft went off 34R on the left side.
TWR: Continental 1404,
UNIDENTIFIED: He's off the runway.
TWR: Solution 623, turn right and exit the runway.
BJS623: All right, we'll exit the runway, Solution 623.
FFT811: Frontier 811 aborting take-off, we'll turn off at Delta 3.
TWR: Frontier 811 turn right, next intersection, and contact ground 127.5.
FFT811: Point five, roger.
TWR: Continental 1404,
UNIDENTIFIED: Looks like fire over there.
TWR: Any ops vehicle on
OPS9: Ah, Ops 9's on frequency.
TWR: Ops 9, just had an aircraft departure off 34R, exited the runway at Whiskey Charlie, appears to be on fire immediately adjacent to the fire-house - red alert.
OPS9: Ops 9 copy.
TWR: Ops 9 appear to be north of Whiskey Charlie, and west of runway 34R, adjacent to the fire-house.
TWR: Ops 9, traffic's coming out of the station going the wrong way. They need to go eastbound out of the fire-house.
OPS9: Nine copy.
TWR: Any rescue vehicles on frequency?
OPS7: Tower, seven's on, go.
TWR: Ops 7,
OPS7: Seven's on tower, go ahead.
TWR: Ops 7, west of runway 34R, immediately north of Whiskey Charlie, immediately east of the fire-house, on fire, in the ditch, off the runway.
OPS7: Seven copies all.
TWR: Ops 7, we're going to show runway 34R closed at this time. All of your equipment can cross 34R.
OPS7: Affirmative, 34R's closed. Thank you.
OPS7: Red lead, red chief from Ops 7, 34R is closed. Cross the runway, you have immediate access to the aircraft, 16L/34R is closed.
TWR: And Ops 7 it appears your truck is going southbound on 34R. Is that what they want to do, away from the aircraft?
OPS7: I'll turn them around tower. I'll turn them around.
TWR: Yeah, he was stopped by Whiskey Charlie, it looked like he was going right at it. It's north of Whiskey Charlie, I can see the glow north of Whiskey Charlie and west of 34R.
OPS7: Seven copy, thanks.
UNIDENTIFIED: Come on, guys.
TWR: OK, everybody that's on 34R needs to go northbound. It's immediately adjacent to the fire-house. It's on Whiskey Charlie.
TWR: And Ops 7 if you get just immediately west of 34R and just north of Whiskey Charlie you'll see the glow coming out, I can see the flames right now.
OPS7: I have it tower, I have it, I have the glow. Can we confirm the aircraft type?
TWR: It's a Boeing 737.
OPS7: 737, Ops 7 copies.
TWR: 737, 500-series. Continental.
TWR: Delta 9632,
DAL9632: Yes, sir.
TWR: Delta 9632, winds 280, 27. Fly heading 260, runway 25, cleared for take-off.
DAL9632: Cleared for take-off 25, fly heading 260, Delta 9632.
TWR: And everybody waiting at 34L, give me just a couple of minutes to make sure all the equipment is well clear of the runway and then we'll get you going. And Solution 623 and Frontier 444, return to ground frequency on 127.5, she's going to take you to another runway.
BJS623: Sure, point seven five, Solution 623.