Engine out on take-off. Lessons were learned the hard way

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scary to watch. I saw some movement after the landing, hope he got out

Armchair quarterback’s opinion here: once the engine died, it looks like he panicked and tried to get the aircraft to the ground as quickly as possible. The first action after an engine failure like this should have been to get to best glide speed. That will give the pilot the most time to find a safe place to land.

Again, I’m just a guy watching the video, but it looked like lots of fields were around. Trying to turn back to the departure field is usually a no-no, but it sure looked like he had plenty of energy to at least s-turn and make it safely into that first field he almost landed in.

I do hope he did make it out OK, though.

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