Re: [Q] normal practice if an engine fail @ t.o.?

From: (Brad Gillies)
Organization: Internex Online, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (416 363 3783)
Date:         16 Jan 95 21:39:08 
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: Andrew Chuang <> writes:

: >I have no doubt that the B747 can safely fly with three engines.
: >However, what is the usual practice if a pilot experiences an engine
: >failure at take-off on a four-engined aircraft?  I would think many

: I don't know what the law is in Australia, but in the U.S. the FAA
: would bust a pilot for this, and have. They take the position that
: when an aircraft no longer meets its type certification, such as having
: many motors, that the aircraft is no longer airworthy.

AS far as I know about operations An engine failure in flight is not 
really a problem on large aircraft as the 747.  The aircraft can 
continue enroute to its destination without penalty ( except fuel and 
However.. If the failure occurs on takeoff (following VR) The pilot 
would probably cancel the bell and continue the climbout (if  the 
failure is not catastrophic). the failure/fire would then be dealt with 
after the cruiitical phase of the climbout.  With no noticable 
degradation in performance( as far as the pax know).
I personally have been on flights that have had engine outs( even at 
T/O) and the flights continued without incident, except the one ast T/O 
we returned to the airport of departure, no emergency no problems. I 
ended up changing the engine that night as a matter of fact. I'm not 
sure what the problem was exactly.