Upon reflection, I would have made different decisions. First, when the engine failure occurred, we had just passed Detroit. It was my fault for not being assertive enough to advise the prudent option of diverting rather than continuing to Chicago even though the time difference wasn’t much longer. In addition, Jack never told the passengers about the problem; their only clue was the emergency vehicles chasing us down the runway. Now, after 28 years in the left seat, I find honesty to be the best policy, especially in preparing passengers for an emergency.