Section I. AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
9-1. AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.
This section describes the aircraft's systems
emergencies that may reasonably be expected to
occur and presents the procedures to be followed.
Emergency procedures are given in checklist form
when applicable. A condensed version of these
procedures is in the Operator's and Crew member's
Checklist, TM 1-1510-218-CL. Emergency operations
of avionics equipment are covered when appropriate in
Chapter 3, Avionics, and are repeated in this section
only as safety of flight is affected.
9-2. IMMEDIATE ACTION EMERGENCY CHECKS.
underlined for your reference and shall be committed
to memory. During an emergency, the checklist will be
called for to verify the memory steps performed and to
assist in completing
requires immediate action by the pilot. The
most important single consideration is
subordinate to this requirement. Reset
MASTER CAUTION after each malfunction
to allow systems to respond to subsequent
9-3. DEFINITION OF LANDING TERMS.
The term, Land as soon as possible is defined
as landing at the nearest suitable landing area (e.g.,
open field) without delay. The primary consideration is
to ensure the survival of the occupants.
The term, Land as soon as practicable is
defined as landing at the nearest suitable airfield. The
9-4. AFTER EMERGENCY ACTION.
After a malfunction has occurred, appropriate
emergency actions have been taken, and the aircraft is
on the ground, an entry shall be made in the remarks
section of DA Form 2408-13-1 describing the
9-5. EMERGENCY EXITS AND EQUIPMENT.
Emergency exits and equipment are shown in
9-6. EMERGENCY ENTRANCE.
emergency hatch. The hatch may be released by
pulling on its flush-mounted, pull out handle, placarded
EMERGENCY EXIT PULL HANDLE TO RELEASE.
The hatch is of the non-hinged plug type that removes
completely from the frame when the latches are
released. After the latches are released, the hatch
may be pushed in to the aircraft.
9-7. ENGINE MALFUNCTION.
a. Flight Characteristics Under Partial Power
characteristics during single-engine operation as long
as airspeed is maintained at or above minimum control
speed (Vmc) and power-off stall speeds. The capability
of the aircraft to climb or maintain level flight depends
on configuration, gross weight, altitude, and free air
temperature. Performance and control will improve by
feathering the propeller of the inoperative engine,
retracting the landing gear and flaps, and establishing
the appropriate single-engine best rate-of-climb speed
(V2/Vyse). Minimum control speed (Vmc) with flaps
retracted is approximately 1 knot higher than with flaps
at takeoff (40%) position.