Section I. AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
9-1. AIRCRAFT 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 Crewmember's Checklist, TM 55-1510-
220-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
9-2. IMMEDIATE ACTION EMERGENCY CHECKS.
Immediate action emergency items are 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 any additional emergency procedures.
requires immediate action by the pilot. The
most important single consideration is
aircraft control. All procedures are
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 LANDING IMMEDIATELY is defined as
executing a landing without delay. (The primary
consideration is to assure the survival of occupants.) The
term LAND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE is defined as
executing a landing at the nearest suitable landing area
without delay. The term LAND AS SOON AS
PRACTICABLE is defined as executing a landing to the
nearest suitable airfield.
9-4. AFTER EMERGENCY ACTION.
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 describing the malfunction.
9-5. EMERGENCY EXITS AND EQUIPMENT.
Emergency exits and equipment are shown in figure
9-6. EMERGENCY ENTRANCE.
Entry may be made through the cabin 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
nonhinged plug type which removes completely from the
frame when the latches are released. After the latches
are released, the hatch may be pushed in.
9-7. ENGINE MALFUNCTION.
Conditions. There are no unusual flight characteristics
during single-engine operation as long as airspeed is
maintained at or above minimum control speed (V
above power-off stall speed. The capability of the aircraft
to climb or maintain level flight depends on configuration,
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 (Vyse). Minimum control
) with flaps retracted is approximately 1 knot
higher than with flaps at takeoff (40%) position.