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VIDEO: Engine failure in bad weather over mountains: Amazing success story!

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Brady Lane
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or Craftsman
#1 Posted: 9/3/2010 10:15:48

These videos gave me both lump in my chest as well as deep sigh when the pilot successfully descended through a cloud deck in mountainous terrain to a safe landing over 60 nm away from his first engine out.

It's a great example on all fronts: from the controller's professionalism, to the pilot's knowledge of his aircraft and resources available, to staying calm and flying the plane.

He even has a sense of humor in the middle of it.  Amazing! 

Not sure when this happened, but the photo of his plane at the end looks like Oshkosh.  If I see him on the flight line next year, I'm shaking his hand.


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Zack Baughman
#2 Posted: 9/3/2010 13:52:07

Cool as a cucumber!  Thanks for finding and sharing that Brady.


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