CHAPTER 13. Abnormal and Emergency Procedures

Chapter Summary

Most emergency situations can be avoided through proper maintenance and prefl ight planning. The following summarizes emergency procedures when they are warranted.

  • Emergency landings require careful thought to evaluate wind and terrain for a successful outcome.
  • Emergency descents may be required because of weather, avoiding other aircraft, or aircraft fi re.
  • Corrective action for system malfunction depends on the specifi c aircraft procedures.
  • High winds and turbulence are less of a threat when the WSC aircraft is a signifi cant distance above the ground. It is takeoff and especially landing where high winds and turbulence become the biggest problem. Do not takeoff, fl y, or land when the winds and turbulence exceed aircraft limitations or pilot capabilities.
  • If the VFR pilot fl ies into IMC conditions, the pilot should return to an area of known VFR conditions.
  • The BPS should be used as a last option and only if total loss of control with no chance of recovery, pilot incapacitation, or engine failure over hostile terrain.
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