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13th Jun 2001, 16:35
I saw a poll on the Pilot magazine website yesterday asking whether or not pilots, whatever their licence, had had to make a Pan or Mayday call.

Just wondered how many PPruner's have had to.

bow5 :)

13th Jun 2001, 16:43
1 Mayday - tyre burst on a VC10 causing double engine failure, massive fuel leak (lost it all out of the port wing tank), ruptured pressure hull and loss of 1 hydraulic system. Oh yes, and it was dark and raining.

Safe landing at Brize Norton, no-one hurt and very impressed by the controller at London Control who let us route direct across all the airways - thanks mate, whoever you are.

1 Pan - smoke in the cabin during Atlantic crossing due to cabin conditioning compressor failure (VC10 again). Diverted into Shannon, lots of help from the folks there too.

Wee Weasley Welshman
13th Jun 2001, 18:27
1 Mayday due severe loss of engine power at following an EFATO one day.

1 Pan due to electrical failure and just making sure before the radio died that my predicament was appreciated.

Not much for 1800hrs of mostly very short flights.

You're 1,800 times more likely to have an accident taxiing than you are to have an engine failure in a single engined aircraft you know.


Wee Weasley Welshman
13th Jun 2001, 18:32
And now moved to Aircrew Notices.