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Cockpit View - C182 Engine Failure And Emergency Landing In A Field

Shortly after rotation, this Cessna 182 Skylane lost power. Without enough altitude to make a safe 180 degree turn back towards the runway, this pilot made the smart choice of continuing straight ahead to land in a nearby field at 3:50 in the video below. Check it out, then pass it on.

With surging power (audible in the video), the pilot had no way to continue a climb with the hope of gaining enough altitude for a return to the runway. Upon examination of the aircraft, the FAA ruled out bad fuel, magneto problems, or separated engine components. Everything under the cowling was intact. Pilot error was not a factor considering the thorough checklist usage prior to, and during, the flight. (Watch the video from the beginning to see the pilot's checklist usage)

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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