Real Pilot Story of Engine Failure in IMC

16 Dec 11 4 Comments

This video about an actual engine failure in IMC is incredibly well done. IMC is instrument meteorological conditions – that is to say the pilot was unable to navigate visually at the time. In this case, he’s in cloud. It’s under ten minutes and fascinating.

The pilot steps through the situation as he experienced it, with honest appraisals of the decisions he made and why. It’s just under ten minutes and should be recommended viewing for all pilots.

Most importantly, it has a happy ending: both the pilot and plane came out of an engine failure unscathed. That’s what really makes me like it.

One thing I find odd is that he declared an emergency but never called Mayday. Has this fallen out of fashion in the U.S. ?

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