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From www.orcadian.co.uk (7 August 2003)Pilot hailed a hero after engine failure at 6,500 ft

A Loganair pilot has been hailed a hero after successfully landing his plane safely after a mid-air engine failure.

The routine air ambulance flight last Thursday afternoon ran into difficulties when the starboard engine failed 16 miles out of Aberdeen.

But according to Dr Mahmood Kausar, junior surgeon at Balfour Hospital who was on the plane, a cool head from the pilot of the aircraft, Captain Malcolm Hempsell, ensured the aircraft was able to land safely.

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