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Re: UBC97-- Redundancy Factor

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In a message dated 2/26/99 4:46:27 PM, chrisw(--nospam--at) writes:
>As far as the multi-engine airplane argument more multi-engine aircraft
>land safely with an engine out than single engine aircraft. 

But it's a fact that more pilots are killed when a single engine fails in
their TWIN-engine airplane than when the only engine fails in a single-engine
airplane.  That's because many people flying twins are really not prepared to
fly it on one engine--and when you fail to properly fly a twin with one engine
out you very quickly corkscrew into the ground, whereas almost any pilot (in
visual flight) can bring a glider to a survivable landing.  

Ralph (commercial-rated, multi-engine, land and sea, pilot, but not current)