Why twin engine aircraft are better…

"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."

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  1. Jamie Beckett June 28, 2011 at 16:03 #

    I remember an airline captain coming to talk to my class when I was in flight school. He offered some helpful advice pertaining to single-engine operations in a multi-engine airplane.

    If you're shooting a single-engine approach in IMC and break out only to find that you're not lined up with the runway, land anyway. If you try to go around you're just going to make it harder for the emergency equipment to get to you.

    The message was a good one. If you're going to crash (or land inelegantly) you might as well do it near where the ambulance is already parked.

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