Pilot of Hawaiian Airlines has shown that flying with only one engine is not really a problem. During a trip from Kona to Honolulu, he noticed that the left engine had begun to vibrate. So he better turned it off.

“The plane began to shake and I felt that it slightly slowed down. Then suddenly I heard a loud noise. It sounded like if one of the engines had turned off.” Said Queny Rois, the passenger.

The aircraft continued with one engine for another 15 minutes, then landed safely. 89 passengers on board of the aircraft were never in danger according the airline. Their pilots are allegedly trained for such situations.

“The plane was near Oahu. So we could just land at their airport instead of landing on one of the smaller islands.” Said Hawaiian Airlines.

Engine failure during flight is not a pleasant matter, but it definitely isn’t a tragedy.

“It is always taken as a non-standard emergency matter, although the aircraft is designed to be able to fly with only one engine. If it happens during flight, the problem is not that big, because it is during a horizontal flight.” Said UP NEWS Marek Cernoch, pilot and politican.

The toughest in this situation is to keep the airplane in a stabilized position, so that it doesn’t decline and keeps its direction.

“There are some problems for the pilot during the plane stabilization, because one motor pulls that one side of the wing where the so-called live engine is running, it means that the plane tends to spin around its axis, and on the other hand, because there is no running engine, it acts as a resistance. So it is necessary to stabilize the aircraft for which there is a system in the aircraft, it balances in the axis, so it doesn’t spin over and the pilot doesn’t have to to have a released pedal all that time. Indicators and rudders to hold the plane in straight flight direction. As for some knocking or shaking of the plane during flight, there is nothing like that. If it, of course, isn’t the engine failure, when that engine fails completely.”

A worse situation occurs when the engine fails during takeoff. More precisely, after V1 speed, which is the speed at which the aircraft can still safely stop during the takeoff.

“After this speed, the aircraft must takeoff even with a broken engine because the pilot would no longer be able to stop the aircraft due to the weight of the aircraft, the length of the runway and the safely on the runway. At that point, of course, it’s more complicated, because the plane has to rise, which is capable of. It doesn’t rise at such an angle, at that moment the pilot controls the airplane manually and keeps constant speed. The main thing is to have the speed, in order for plane to rise. It is very unpleasant fault at that moment and it is taught on a simulator.” Add Cernoch.

You need to adjust not only speed but also height. It depends on the terrain around the airport. Pilots definitely follow the emergency guidelines at that moment. They rise to a height that is tolerable for the airplane and prepare for an emergency landing.


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