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How A Good Pilot Handles An Inflight Emergency

by John M. White |

I ran across a very interesting post by Plastic Pilot called "15 minutes of suspense… My aviation nightmare". It appears that the pilot is flying a well equipped aircraft, remains calm and works his way through the problem. Clearly, the pilot knows the airplane well, understands its capabilities, is well trained and very competent in this airplane. This is an excellent lesson in how to handle an emergency. The post contains a fascinating YouTube Video with the conversation between the pilot and air traffic controllers. This video is about 15 minutes in length but very informative: Check out Vincent's comments on this incident over at the Plastic Pilot blog. Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 Take nothing for granted; do not jump to conclusions; follow every possible clue to the extent of usefulness . . . . Apply the principle that there is no limit to the amount of effort justified to prevent the recurrence of one aircraft accident or the loss of one life. — Accident Investigation Manual of the U.S. Air Force. ps: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter "All Things Aviation" here!

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