Published on March 16th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer0
Video: Are you prepared for a partial engine failure?
The ATSB urges pilots of single-engine aircraft to plan for partial power loss.
Between 2000 and 2010, there were nine fatal accidents resulting in 20 people losing their lives as a result of a response to a partial power loss soon after takeoff. Importantly, there were no fatal accidents where the engine initially completely failed.
Our accident data shows that for single engine aircraft, a partial power loss during and after takeoff is three times more likely to occur than a complete engine failure.