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Too much fuel

Postby helothere » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:09 am

“What happens if one engine quits?”

According to my recollection most DC-3s eventually arrived at their destination if they carried enough fuel. In my private manual I firmly believed the only time there was too much fuel aboard any aircraft was if it was on fire. As for single engine emergencies, I had enough familiarity with the proper mixture of fright, sweat, and faith to remain convinced “it can’t happen to me.”

“Ernest K. Gann’s Flying circus” (1974) by Ernest Kellogg Gann.

This quote is often incorrectly attributed to Charles Kingsford-Smith, but no authentic source for this attribution has been found.

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