The reliability of modern turbine engines is impressive, to the point that many of us will enjoy lengthy flying careers without ever encountering a serious engine abnormality. With that said, if you are flying a single-engine aircraft, the malfunction of your sole source of propulsion can quickly put you in a bad way. Depending on the phase of flight, the altitude above the ground, and the proximity of suitable landing terrain, your prospects for a successful dead-stick landing could be ...

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