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Jan 13, 2013, 09:54 PM
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Cessna 182 Engine Loss on Takeoff, Video

I've had an engine out on landing in an ultralight. One on takeoff is worse for the nerves, not being "flown-in" yet.

Cessna 182 Engine Failure - Crash Landing (4 min 19 sec)
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Jan 21, 2013, 02:05 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Here's a link to the video from the actual pilot with his comments (the link above is from someone who snagged the video from ???).

Cessna 182 airplane emergency engine failure & crash landing 10-23-12 (4 min 19 sec)
Jan 21, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Said he was a friend of the guy. You know how that goes, ya do something great and everyone's your friend.
Nice clipboard holder. Kept all that stuff on the yoke and shouldn't be a problem in turbulence where it is most needed. I really don't like that stuff there. Leg splints for me, they keep you alert and don't hide any of the panel.

He followed all I have learned about this situation look forwards for a spot, lucky him cleared the trees and got a clearing to set down in. Had he not held some power he may have done a treetop landing. I may have wasted 25% of my mental rescources complaining because the motor quit and the unlucky fact of no room to do a 180 and at least land beside the runway on grass.
Last edited by Chophop; Jan 21, 2013 at 08:08 AM.
Jan 21, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Thank God the pilot made it out fine. Lots of heavy breathing, but he kept his head.

If you go to You Tube, you'll be able to read the pilot's comments and the findings of the mechanical malfunction:

NOTE - remove the three dashes (---) before and after the link address. I included these as not to post another posting of the video here.

---http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx7j5qKloRs&list=UUUakQYvJCeYrzBm2JYHeGmA& index=2---

Proof that the engine is there only to keep pilots cool. When they quit, the sweating begins!

Jan 31, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Luck for him, there were lots of open fields around the airport. That's not always the case.
Feb 03, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Only once did I lose power in our Champ. My wife and I were flying over north New Jersey and power just went down to idle rpm's. Carb heat made no difference, fuel was on, mag switch checked, no change in rpm's.

We had just passed Sussex Airport about 3 miles back so made a quick 180 and landed downwind against traffic, but everybody saw us and we were down safe.

Investigation revealed the heat shroud inside the muffler had broken loose and covered the exhaust pipe causing a lot of back pressure. This is what brought the rpm's down.

Left the Champ there and the local mechanic, Bill Schatt, pulled the mufflers, shipped them out for overhaul and we picked the Champ back up 2 weeks later.

It wasn't as scary as imagined since I had been flying sailplanes for over 10 years at that point and was used to 'gliding' flight. Still, it gave me something else to be wary of.
Feb 04, 2013, 05:27 AM
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ELWalsh, The yellow test bar at the top of a video will open the Youtube version.
Feb 16, 2013, 02:04 AM
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Well done. Nothing like a good EF to get the blood flowing! Only thing I may have done different is set it down on that taxiway at the 1st sign of engine trouble considering the forested area past the RW. Took time to process, though. So I'm certainly not knocking his performance!
Feb 16, 2013, 06:51 AM
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The 182 is sort of heavy, I don't think there was enough room left.

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