Has anybody had a mechanical problem during mid-flight?

I had an engine shut down-What was yours

Asked By: peege - 7/17/2008
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Mm.... 8 engine failures in one year, I don't know how many total. I had one deadstick in a twin turbo-prop. 3 Off airport landings (unplanned) inflight fire (cabin) inflight fire engine, smoke in the cockpit (twice) and one more takeoff than landing due to complete destruction of the airframe of a homebuilt I was... More
Answered By: lludwig39 - 7/17/2008
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Ive had a belly landing in a 172rg, the casing that keeps the gears in contact broke, so even though the motor and the hand pump were still working I couldn't put them down. It wasnt too bad, and it was a school plane so I didnt have to pay thank god... More
Answered By: Doggzilla - 7/17/2008
woah im freaked.... i get scared on planes sorry not answering ur question
Answered By: Mixter D - 7/17/2008
i have had a throttle cable break and stick at full throttle but it happened while I was in the pattern so it was pretty uneventful. Still scared me a little just because it was out of the ordinary
Answered By: dohabeee - 7/17/2008
Lost power on final and flew through a 20 foot snowbank at the end of the runway once in a Cessna 152 trainer. That got the landing gear vibrating pretty good. I'll never forget the sound that made; or the new word that I learned from the pilot.
Answered By: smartblond48 - 7/17/2008
Had an engine flame out in a single engine jet. The height was 25000 feet and miles away from any runway where to dead stick the aircraft. I declared an emergency and sent out an SOS call. I had to jettison all external stores and establish a glide. In the meantime, with height on my side, I tried a normal re-light... More
Answered By: Avrilfan - 7/17/2008
I had a magneto fail in flight. Switched bad mag off and landed at the nearest airport. I had the landing gear fail to retract due to ice in the squat switch. Also had the fuel gauges fail in flight. Not a good feeling when you are over the great salt lake in february and see both tanks showing empty.
Answered By: austin j - 7/18/2008
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