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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 13:50
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SASless
 
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No....it is not the engine failure rate....but the Fatality Rate post engine failure in Singles that matters. That rate needs to be studied to see if NVG's were in use, whether the Operator trains Pilots during Check Rides by doing EOL's (day and night), and what kind of terrain do the Singles fly over particularly at night., what kind of lighting the aircraft has to light up the landing area, does the aircraft have a Night Sun type light that is operable on Battery power alone, and does the Operator have an SOP that requires Pilots to set the Night Sun to a mode that would assist during an engine off landing at night.

This is not a simple exercise of putting fingers to thumbs and simply counting.


I assume this was an Air Methods aircraft judging by the information on the Registration and Tail Number.

Perhaps one of the other ways of tracking these crashes is by Conpany as well as type of aircraft. Does someone in the industry track Operators by Accident Rates....Fatal and Non-Fatal?

Does the FAA do any of this analysis and make it public? They should.

The comment about the outcome of the daylight, open field, autorotation has merit....as that event would appear to be one that happened under "good" circumstances. How would it have turned out if it had been a very dark night?

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