From: ak336@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (John Dill) Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (USA) Date: 03 Nov 93 23:30:25 PST
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I've been a controller at Cleveland ARTCC for 25 years and am continually amazed at the reliability of turbine engines. In all those years, I've never had to deal with a "real" emergency due to engine failure. There have been a few (perhaps 4) precautionary shutdowns in all those thousands of flights. I would not hesitate to fly anywhere in a twin engined aircraft. Over land or over water. Fact is, I'd fly a TBM700 (a single PT6) across the pond without concern. -- Rush Limbaugh for President!