6. If the pilot dies the control tower can talk you down.November 16, 2009
Doug White, 56, flying with his wife and two daughters, was shocked when the pilot of the Air King twin-engine plane lapsed into a coma and then died. White had his pilot’s license but he had never flown a plane as large as this.
He turned to his wife and two daughters, ages 16 and 18 and said “You all start praying hard.” Behind him, his wife trembled. Sixteen-year-old Bailey cried. Eighteen-year-old Maggie threw up. Fortunately, the control tower could relay messages from an Air King pilot to talk him down.( 13 April, 2009 The Guardian UK)
The King Air aircraft is used by The Royal Australian Flying Doctor Service.
Air Speed = 545 kph @ 7,600m
Range = 3,338 km
We are going to use How to fly a plane in an emergency on the WikiHow website.
Your pilots dead. You have to fly the plane. Open the above page. Keep it handy. Now read on but very, very FAST!!!!!!!!!
NOTE: When calculating the distance d remaining (below) I am using 1 / t x 3,338 ie. 1 hr fuel time left/t total fuel time x 3,338