MaxSez: This Feeway crash was covered here last week. The ATC Tape was just released . Controller was tiptop:
Glad everyone in that flight was ok!
Also I love VASAviation. I love how they provide a realistic representation of what happened during different emergencies.
Having lost an engine before myself, I can see how they wouldn’t have the performance to get back to the runway. Controllers were extremely professional.
Nice video great job by ATC. I always thought in a multi you don’t turn into the dead engine though. Perhaps a Vet can correct me. I know the 310 has terrible performance on a single engine but I wonder if that was the contributing factor to him plummeting on base to final. Glad this is out here though from the original news coverage I figured he went down on crosswind.
You usually don’t from what I have read, although just a guess, he may have panicked, I know I’d be hard pressed not to panic after losing an engine and such low altitude
As a pilot is it normal for smaller aircraft to crash or fall out of the sky when losing one engine? I thought it would be the same as large jets.
Small aircraft usually have terrible flight characteristics after losing an engine. They won’t"fall out of the sky" but turning into dead engines and mismanaging energy and altitude doesn’t help the matter
Good find on the video.
With light Multi-Engine aircraft, the base to final turn is especially dangerous when single engine. If you get slow enough, you can easily lose directional control, and thus lift. And the Cessna 310 has some pretty difficult directional control issues single engine.
That was amazing controlling; He knew exactly where every aircraft in his airspace was and acted accordingly. I’m glad everyone is OK.
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