jimdavis wrote: ↑Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:21 pm
It happens unbelievably quickly. The only thing you can do about it, if you realise you are running out of airspeed and rudder authority is to reduce power on the good engine - but no one wants to do that when you are battling to remain airborne. It is actually the best option, because at least you hit the ground right side - instead of going in inverted, like this poor guy.
People often do not grasp the speed in which it happens.
I often asked low time twin pilots to go to altitude - slow down / flaps down - nose up - and then pull the critical engine.
They usually loose it - simply because they do not expect the suddenness with which you loose control and input effectiveness.
I looked at this video a couple of times and think that he may have had an engine giving him warning signals just as he rotated - and he pulled that nose up to get to altitude (trading speed) and options (probably not expecting it to quit on him a few seconds later).
Once that engine quit - at that altitude and airspeed - the ONLY option is to pull the other engine and find a flat spot - but you have to very - very quick. If you think about it for 2 or 3 seconds - you are dead.
(if you do not have your hand on those throttles - you will be too late)
Flying twins - I see a lot of people commenting on it on Avcom - often wonder how many actually are current with procedures such as this - and keep current - and practise these events.