Episode 04: Engine Fire Forces Water Landing, Part 1

September 19, 2017, 9:40 AM

After Dennis Murphy dropped five charter passengers in Havana, Cuba, on February 20, 2003, one of the engines on his Cessna 402B developed a catastrophic engine fire over the Straits of Florida, forcing him to make an emergency water landing. In the first part of AIN's The Human Factor, Murphy recounts how the emergency developed and then delves into the issue of the extreme fear that he faced and how best to prepare for when the unexpected occurs.  

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this episode to be released on October 2.

In this episode we will hear from:

  • Dennis Murphy—pilot in command of the Cessna 402B
  • Brian Lloyd—flight instructor and member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators
  • BJ Ransbury—president and CEO of Aviation Performance Solutions
  • Jeff Wise—author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger

Topics in this episode will cover:

  • Extreme fear
  • Engine fires
  • Water landings
  • Emergency preparadness
  • Survival preparedness
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