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|