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Power loss related accidents involving twin-engine aircraft

Summary

The twin-engine power loss accidents were analysed to identify the types of accidents that occurred. Ten of the 11 fatal accidents subsequent to a power loss in twin-engine aircraft were the result of an in-flight loss of control. In contrast, the majority of non-fatal accidents subsequent to a power loss were primarily the result of degraded aircraft performance and resulted in aircraft being forced landed. When a twin-engine aircraft sustains a loss of power, the resulting power output can produce a power condition that is either asymmetric or non-asymmetric. The twin-engine power loss accidents were grouped based on whether the aircraft was being powered asymmetrically or non-asymmetrically when the accident occurred.

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication date: 27 June 2005
ISBN: 1 921092 06 8
Publication number: B2005/0085
 
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