April 2016 Issue

After the Dust Settles

The unthinkable has just happened—you’ve damaged an airplane. The good news is that the airplane has stopped and you are conscious and able to move. Here’s a checklist for what to do next: • Shut off the fuel, master switch and mags. • Get everyone out of the airplane and move away from it. While post-crash fires are common only in movies, there is always a risk. Unless you have a severely injured passenger who, in your…

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