Re: 747

Date:         11 Jul 97 02:09:26 
From:         jfmezei <"jfmezei"[nospam]>
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re: two engines shut down while over alaska.

If one one engine were to shutdown while in cruise, would the pilots
prefer to shut down the reciprocal engine on the other wing in order to
keep symetric thrust ?

Would they then turn it back on during the landing phase to permit
an "abort/turn around" or would the plane be light ebough by then to
allow the 747 to run on 2 engines should it need to abort the landing at
the last minute ?