Air traffic controller: "You're declaring an emergency
at this time. The time is now 22:57. I need the souls on board and
fuel in pounds when you arrive."
Pilot: "Copy that. One hundred fifty-seven souls on
board. We have exactly 38 minutes of fuel remaining."
Source: Excerpts of a conversation between a
fuel-impaired airliner and ATC... the subject of recent press
reports alleging that airlines are running lighter fuel loads in an
effort to economize, possibly at the expense of the safety of