- “I've got 600 souls on board, Sergeant Major! I can't wait any longer!”— The pilot of 6 Echo 2, moments before takeoff.
During the evacuation, it was ordered not to take off due to heavy enemy fire. However, the pilot disregarded instructions and took off anyway, and was immediately shot down by the Covenant corvette holding position above the New Alexandria Starport. The transport then crashed into the nearby bay, resulting in the death of the 600 civilians aboard.