ABCDE: A: best Airspeed for longest glide, B: Best landing site - highways are usually not a good choice for overhead utility lines and traffic, C: Checklist - review the checklist and attempt a restart, D: Declare an emergency, E: Execute the unplanned landing. We can't second-guess the pilot because we weren't there, but would you fly with him?
In our T-crafts, and then later non-fuel-injected Cessnas, abeam the numbers on downwind, throttle back, apply carb heat, and if equipped with flaps, put in one notch and adjust pitch, decend 200 feet and turn base, then descend 200 more feet and turn final. So I'm left scratching my head how the carburetor in the plane in this story iced up. What more is there to the story?
Then why did AA waste the money to redesign and repaint it's new logo and paint scheme?
The familiar USAirways flag logo and flying eagle AA logo are hard icons to replace. AA didn't seem to recognize the value of its trusted logo. So it will be interesting to see what comes out of this.
But, of all that occurs, it will likely line the pockets of big guys and leave everyone else less well off.
Exactly my thoughts.
Frankly, I'm a pink-ribboned out.
How about blue ribbons to support the fight against prostate cancer.
Most aviators are male. Not that it is a good thing, it just is.
And men are dying every day from prostate cancer.