May Day, May Day, May Day


Five Years Ago: Partial Engine Failure

Thump!

“Did we hit a bird, ” I started to say…

There was no response from the cockpit. Barely a few seconds later I heard,

“Indy Center, Nxxxxx”.
“Go ahead, Nxxxxx, ” Indy Center responded.
“I want to declare an emergency. I am unable to maintain altitude, I want to land Parkersburg”
“What’s the problem,” queried Indy Center.
“I don’t have manifold pressure….I am losing engine power,” responded the pilot.

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See Also:
FOG Descends Over Dayton
National Museum of the US Air Force