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    Default islander blows engine

    THis is what a blwn islander engine looks like inflight! it sounded bad too, BANG! Smoke! and you could also hear the other engine take up the load of keeping the plane in the air, we 5 minutes from the runway and we landed safely.
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    Who was the Pilot? Bob, Mike, or Sandy?

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    Islanders are cramped and loud, but they sure as heck are hard to knock out of the sky. It was the easiest twin to fly on one engine that I have ever flown.
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    Default Pilot handled it better than I did

    Mike ignored my taps on the shoulder when it went BANG! I guess he was feathering the props and just flew the plane, I was looking for a beach, but we just kept flying.
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    Wow what fun. Nice to be in the Islander. I think Mike has already had the Saratoga or Cherokee on the Saltery Cove beach with a blown engine. Which runway were you close to Kodiak or one of the villages? As Float Pilot says the Islander is almost as good single engine as it is with both running.

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    Islanders are great airplanes. They are very controllable single engine. The Vmc is lower than the stall speed. I heard they aren't recognized as twins for the purpose of training in Canada.

    Performance on one engine with a load isn't great. I threw a rod in one heading west from Bethel. I feathered the prop and at full climb power on the operating engine and Vyse (I seem to think that was 65) The plane made a slow descent from 8500 and maintained level flight at around 3500 and I was able to limp back to Bethel. I don't remember what my load was...Legal of course!....Louis
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    Any more pics?

    I would like to use them for our next C.A.P. meeting as a safety subject and how a blown engine does not mean everybody is going to die.....
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