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I remember reading an article in "aftermath" about a plane taking off with the boost pump on and shortly after pulling back on climb power the engine quit.
The NTSB did tests and decided the pilot had inadvertently turned on the boost pump during his preflight and took off with engine blowing black smoke until it quit.
Check this crash out in Canada and tell me if it sounds like mabey the same thing happened here..awfully close sounding anyway..
general comments appreciated..thanx
Hard to tell from the writeup. It says that witnesses saw blue smoke turn to black before the engine quit, but doesn't really say how much the witness knows about aircraft etc. It does sound like the engine quit at least one other time.
Is the report writer implying something about the safety of lap belts vs shoulder harnesses in aircraft? It is not clear from the report whether that would have helped.
I better go practice some simulated engine outs.
Make it a habit to check your fuel gauges to ensure the tanks are even.
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