CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 19

Safety Spotlight

But every AircrAft HAS itS gotcHAS, And one of tHe Seminole’S migHt involve itS fuel SyStem. tHere Are juSt tWo tAnkS, eAcH WitH A tHreepoSition Selector vAlve—But in 2010, tHree of four trAining AccidentS in pA-44S involved errorS Setting tHe fuel SelectorS.
One student forgot to move the right one back to “On” after checking crossfeed. They flew a simu-

lated single-engine ILS and made several circuits of the pattern before she noticed her mistake, upon which she turned the selector “On” but didn’t tell the instructor. By that time the left tank had been feeding both engines for about an hour. The left engine quit just after the next takeoff at an altitude of no more than 300 agl. The instructor attempted to turn back to the airport but the aircraft could not maintain altitude, and the left main gear collapsed in the forced landing that followed.

While the evidence wasn’t conclusive, the crossfeed check—and an attempt to return to the airport—were also implicated in the departure crash that killed four in Florida. The instructor reported an engine failure just after takeoff, but instead of landing straight ahead—or attempting to raise the gear, secure the dead engine, and climb to a safe altitude—she tried to turn back with the engine windmilling and the gear still down. The airplane stalled, crashed nose-first, and was consumed by



CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3

CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3
Contents
Behavioral Modeling (Part 2)
Safety Quiz: Instrument Procedures: Teterboro
ASI Online: Critical Information—The Passenger Safety Briefing
Real Pilot Story: Ambushed by Ice
CFI Tips: Emergencies—Beyond the Checklist
Chart Challenge—Live New Safety Seminar
Safety Spotlight: Know Your Enemy
CFI Tools: The CFI who Makes a Difference
Chief’s Corner: The Journey’s Journal
Ask ATC: Minimum Fuel vs. Fuel Emergency
Did You Know?
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CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - Contents
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - Behavioral Modeling (Part 2)
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 4
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 5
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 6
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 7
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - Safety Quiz: Instrument Procedures: Teterboro
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - ASI Online: Critical Information—The Passenger Safety Briefing
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 10
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - Real Pilot Story: Ambushed by Ice
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - CFI Tips: Emergencies—Beyond the Checklist
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 13
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 14
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 15
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 16
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - Chart Challenge—Live New Safety Seminar
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - Safety Spotlight: Know Your Enemy
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 19
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 20
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - CFI Tools: The CFI who Makes a Difference
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - Chief’s Corner: The Journey’s Journal
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - 23
CFI-to-CFI Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3 - Did You Know?
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