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Engine Failure at Takeoff: What To Do Next

Having an engine fail right after takeoff while flying a single engine airplane is every pilot’s worst nightmare. It requires immediate action along with quick, life or death decision making. Assuming the engine cannot be restarted, the pilot has only two options; land straight ahead, or attempt to return to the departure airport. The objective of this tutorial is to explore the second option, which is the engine out return to the departure airport.

Box A Zone 1

Box B Zone 2

Box C Zone 3

Box D Zone 4