Airbus A340 EMERGENCY - Engine Failure


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  • Jake
    Jake 5 hours ago

    Whats wrong with his language, is he choking?

  • Liam Yorkshire terriers OMG

    The fuel will not damage

  • I Love Taylor Swift
    I Love Taylor Swift 18 hours ago

    I thought aviation was spoken in English all over the world?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 15 hours ago

      No. It's a common misconception. It only has to be available as one of the languages so that there is always a language in common when talking to ATC. Within the cockpit people talk in their native language - far less chance of a misunderstanding - especially in an emergency. Most of the radio talk you heard here was between the aircraft and their operations base in Zurich.

  • Fido Lost
    Fido Lost 23 hours ago

    I think that learning a foreign language where you get to pretend to hock up a loogie could be cool. :-D

  • Jon Hayns
    Jon Hayns Day ago

    How is they had a film crew on the flight deck when these kind of occurrences are rare? Seems like a training film

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 15 hours ago

      PilotsEye TV were recording the flight anyway. The failure was just a lucky coincidence for them and a not-so-lucky one for passengers and crew. If they wanted a training exercise they'd just use a simulator - far cheaper and safer.

  • Leo Cheung
    Leo Cheung Day ago

    8:21 what does that buzzing sound mean?

  • surph mbonisi
    surph mbonisi Day ago

    Wallah der Reden auf deutsch

  • Moonchild17
    Moonchild17 Day ago

    Sounds like Flemish / Afrikaans.

  • Claudio Carpi
    Claudio Carpi Day ago

    What would have been the real difference had it been a twin engine aircraft? Any more risk? Thanks

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Day ago

      Difficult to say. Most of the engines used on twin-engine aircraft have an in-flight shutdown rate of around 1 per million hours. I did the math once based on estimates of how many aircraft there were flying at any given time - and how long they were flying for - and came to a "back of the napkin" conclusion that a coincidental double engine failure was probably going to occur somewhere in the world about once every 250 years. On the face of it more engines = more redundancy, but on the flip side, (with the exception of the A380) they're generally much older aircraft - with inferior design and "high mileage" - which also factors into it. Bottom line is "it probably doesn't matter much" because if you list the causes of most aircraft accidents the factors that pop to the top of the list are things like pilot error - pilot suicide - bad weather decision making - taken out by a bomb/missile etc. The only incident in recent memory that I can think of where more engines may (or may not) have helped was the Hudson's Cactus 1548; but the flip side to that is that if all 4 engines had got taken out by the geese then you'd have had a much heavier aircraft crashing in the icy cold river - far bigger strain on rescue resources - probably higher landing speeds etc. All in all ... difficult to say. Hope this helps.

  • Jeffrey Bank
    Jeffrey Bank Day ago

    I like how they jump back and forth from German to English.

  • Jeffrey Bank
    Jeffrey Bank Day ago +1

    Very cool and calm crew. When I was a military aviator (Marines), and we had a turbine overheat in an KC-130 F at FL 200 over Tinker AFB, I almost shit my pants, and asked myself, what the hell I was doing up there. It turned out it was a bad sensor.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Day ago

      As a former twin engined aircraft pilot I'll take 3 out of 4 donkeys still pulling anytime :)

  • Punyavee Nicholson

    I love it

  • W Trolleybus
    W Trolleybus 2 days ago

    Utter respect & would confident I was in the hands of the very best. My can't politicians be as professional & dedicated?

  • RickTorn
    RickTorn 2 days ago

    How the heck do they understand each other?

  • Negan
    Negan 2 days ago

    For me these pilots/captains deserve over than 30'000 dollars per month ! They give the BEST WORK they can for ppl.. That's why i believe them !

  • sherwin salvatori
    sherwin salvatori 2 days ago

    $100000 of flight , sym training , ground school and what you get, well professionals at there best in critical conditions. Well done CAPTAIN and First officer.

  • Michael Meineker
    Michael Meineker 2 days ago

    There was no emergency, that was business as usual and hndeld by following the procedure. No danger at any moment..

  • Olivier Nusbaumer
    Olivier Nusbaumer 2 days ago

    bist einverstanden ? oder ? was meinst ? Nein bisch beim Electrical...
    Gott... die machen mir angst die 2 ...

  • eta10tp1
    eta10tp1 3 days ago

    wtf ist das für ne sprache? klingt so wie ne mischung aus niederländisch östereicher deutsch englisch und pilotensprache :'D

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Day ago

      Ich glaube, dass es offiziell nur ein Dialekt ist, aber in jeder Hinsicht ist es praktisch eine andere Sprache.

    • eta10tp1
      eta10tp1 2 days ago

      um himmels willen und ich dachte es ginge nicht schlimmer :P

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 2 days ago


  • Em Elle
    Em Elle 4 days ago

    Eleccccchhhhhhhhh ! lol

  • Miles Coverdale
    Miles Coverdale 4 days ago

    Just paint your nails for a distraction, after all you want to look your best on the slab. :) Seriously, it must be very disconcerting to be in the air with such a problem.

  • Farid Laid
    Farid Laid 4 days ago

    Hold my chocolate i can do this :)

  • Gilang Ahaditia
    Gilang Ahaditia 4 days ago

    anyone know the name female pilot in there?

  • PhoticSneezeOne
    PhoticSneezeOne 5 days ago

    When you speak german but you have to read the english subtitles .....

  • Diamondblock
    Diamondblock 5 days ago

    Is Lufthansa?

  • OsiTech O
    OsiTech O 5 days ago

    @14:00, who's flying the plane?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 5 days ago +1

      The aircraft remains on autopilot from about 400ft after take-off until the begin the final stage of the descent.

  • sandro martig
    sandro martig 5 days ago +3


  • Eddie Knox
    Eddie Knox 5 days ago

    its a drill, otherwise cameraman wouldn't be there

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 5 days ago

      Negative. The flight was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway. The failure was just a coincidence.

  • w210source
    w210source 6 days ago

    Gibt es denn keinen einzigen Schweizer auf dieser Welt, der auch nur halbwegs Englisch kann?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 5 days ago

      Es gibt 3 im Cockpit in diesem Video, die gut Englisch sprechen können - aber - es ist nicht ihre Muttersprache, und ihre Muttersprache ist, was sie im Cockpit sprechen (es ist sicherer so - weniger Chance der Verwirrung oder Missverständnisse).

  • Ron Moon
    Ron Moon 6 days ago

    dumping 53 t0ns ,,,53 x 2000 / 7 = ab0ut 15,000 gaII0ns

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 6 days ago

      About 17,501.4 US Gallons (keep in mind that it's 53 Tonnes - not 53 Tons). 66,250 litres.

  • Trevor Austin
    Trevor Austin 7 days ago

    That was interesting. Two pilots, neither really flying, both speaking on two radios and trying to sort out a high oil temperature problem. Then when a third appeared there was he was not fully included in the process. Is that standard? There has to be a better way. Then, when a diversion was inevitable the cabin crew were not informed first. Baffling!

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 6 days ago

      The auto-pilot was flying - as it nearly always is. It's important that people understand that they're IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) - there is no more a requirement to "look out the window" than there would be if flying in cloud. They're in transponder mandatory airspace - with TCAS - every other aircraft in that area is also required to be transponder equipped - with TCAS - they're on a SID (Standard Instrument Departure) (which keeps them separated from other traffic anyway) - in addition to being monitored by ATC (who also have conflict detection systems). The very first thing they do is ascertain who has primary responsibility for control of the aircraft (the First Officer) and who is in charge of the radios (the Captain). The Captain then passes control of the radios across to the First Officer as well ("My voice, I'm flying").
      If the 2nd First Officer's assistance was needed then they would have no hesitation in asking for it, but it wasn't needed at that point and he was in essence off-duty. So all that was needed was a quick briefing.
      Keep in mind that this video isn't real time - it's edited for time (eg you can't dump 53 tonnes of fuel in just a couple of minutes). We have no way of knowing when crew were informed. Normally they will have what's called a NITS briefing between the Captain and the Purser (Nature Intentions Time Special arrangements).
      No "better way" required - this was absolutely text-book real-world CRM. Hope this helps.

  • Maciek Trybuszewski
    Maciek Trybuszewski 7 days ago +2

    It's a simulation, right?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 6 days ago

      No. The flight was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway - the failure was just a coincidence.

  • David Twitchell
    David Twitchell 7 days ago

    Chem Trails

  • David Twitchell
    David Twitchell 7 days ago

    What a piece of junk!

  • Jayson V
    Jayson V 7 days ago

    boy this is cool but i couldn't eat a thing with that engine out

  • I TOLD You NOT In The Ass!

    This is not rated an emergency. Its a standard engine shutdown procedure.

  • Jacob Wellington
    Jacob Wellington 7 days ago +18

    "We have to dump 53 TONS of fuel".... **airline owner shoots self in the face**

    • Josh
      Josh 3 days ago +2

      Really only about $80,000 lost.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 7 days ago +1

      It can be a lot cheaper than undercarriage repairs or an over-run ...

  • Boutrous Boutrous ghallli

    0:30 sneaky hand job

  • Frank
    Frank 8 days ago

    What a horrible sounding language!!!! Snotty sounds...

  • C4GIF
    C4GIF 8 days ago

    Vielleicht hätten sie dem Engine No.3 auch eine Schoki anbieten sollen?

  • David B
    David B 8 days ago

    Try Captioning from 13:52 :D Who is Anne Thompson?

  • James Farnham
    James Farnham 8 days ago

    53 tons of fuel dumped. Makes me ill.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 8 days ago

      James Farnham Why? None of it ever reaches the ground.

  • Muhammad Aqib afridi

    Eine chkolade

  • Jake Paul Mahalo
    Jake Paul Mahalo 9 days ago

    shut it
    dump it
    drink it
    eat it

  • Banch
    Banch 9 days ago

    Den ganzen Sprit auf mein Dach geschmissen 😊

  • ludocrat
    ludocrat 9 days ago

    It's said that Lord Brabazon, the legendary British aviator and airplane builder, was asked late in his life, "Why do you only travel on four-engined aircraft, sir?" "Because they don't make five engined ones," was his pithy reply. I sympathize with his Lordship's sentiment. This video is why.

    • ludocrat
      ludocrat 8 days ago

      Wonderful - and illuminating - response from a first class windbag. Well done.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 8 days ago

      What I think you should do is ... grow up.

    • ludocrat
      ludocrat 8 days ago

      Should I thank-you for torpedoeing my hilarious (and true) anecdote with your unsolicited didacticism, you pompous twit? Or should I let it go? What do you think?
      Better still, what do you think I think?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 8 days ago

      ludocrat I’m not trying to be funny. I’m trying to educate.

    • ludocrat
      ludocrat 8 days ago

      You really aren't as funny as Lord Brabazon.

  • waynedge101
    waynedge101 10 days ago

    and where does 53 tonnes of fuel end up? I know its safety first but just wondering what 53 tonnes of fuel looks like

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 9 days ago +1

      When dumped at altitude like this (29,000ft) it evaporates almost instantly. Longer term it's broken down by UV radiation into a harmless gas and plant food. None of it ever makes it to the earth's surface.

  • Alan Jeff
    Alan Jeff 10 days ago

    Why can't my car tell me all these things before the engine breaks down.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 10 days ago

      I'd be happy to retrofit such technology into it for a couple of hundred million dollars ...

  • Paul Paulsen
    Paul Paulsen 10 days ago +1

    A Krüchti krichti af fuchftschig krückli ni moche... I thought standard language is English in air. What has the Schwyzzi Dütschi there to do in midair crisis?

    • Paul Paulsen
      Paul Paulsen 10 days ago

      Colin Southern - Thank you 👍

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 10 days ago +1

      Negative - although that is a common misconception. Within the cockpit crews speak their native language; that's especially important during an emergency as it significantly reduces the chances of a misunderstanding. Most of the external communication you heard here was between the aircraft and their ops controller in Zurich; again, they're free to communicate in whatever language they want. Since they're Swiss then it makes sense to communicate in Swiss German. English isn't required for ATC communications either BUT it has to be available as ONE of the languages so that there is a language in common. eg a French student pilot will communicate with a local french controller in french but a german pilot landing at a franch airport will use English. Hope this helps.

  • xxxxxGhostBoyxxxxx
    xxxxxGhostBoyxxxxx 11 days ago

    13:57 that is fucking gross dude.

  • Matt
    Matt 11 days ago

    Can the plane fly with 1 or 2 engines on one side of the plane if both engines are out on the other side? How do they control that?

    • Matt
      Matt 11 days ago +1

      Ok thats good to know, thank you

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 11 days ago +1

      Yes. With the rudder.

  • Hans Jürgen Vetter
    Hans Jürgen Vetter 11 days ago

    Nur weil eins von vier Triebwerken ausfällt gelingt keine sichere Landung?!? ... bzw. weil keine ausreichend lange Landebahn erreichbar ist (?!?) ... müssen 53 Tonnen (!) Flugbenzin in die Natur gekippt werden?!? ...

    • Hans Jürgen Vetter
      Hans Jürgen Vetter 11 days ago +1

      +Colin Southern ... ja, das war verständlich! Vielen Dank für die umfassende Darstellung.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 11 days ago

      Bei einem Motor steigt der Kraftstoffverbrauch, weil er langsamer fliegen muss - in einer weniger effizienten Höhe - und bei verbleibenden Motoren bei höheren Schubeinstellungen - eine Fortsetzung war daher keine Option, da (a) sie nicht genug Kraftstoff hätten und (b ) sie würden von ihrer Wartungseinrichtung wegfliegen, was bedeuten würde, dass das Flugzeug noch länger außer Betrieb war. Wenn sie ohne Ablassen von Treibstoff gelandet wären, wären sie 53 Tonnen über ihrem maximalen Landegewicht mit den damit verbundenen Risiken von Fahrgestellschäden und / oder Brems / Reifenschaden gelandet, indem sie versuchen, einen zusätzlichen 53T mit nur 1/2 der normalen Schubkraft zu bremsen. Der abgeladene Brennstoff hat keine besondere Bedeutung; es wird als kleine Tröpfchen freigesetzt, die dann in der Wirbelschleppe in Fetzen gerissen werden. Wenn es in der Höhe (29.000 ft) abgeladen wird, verdunstet es sofort - keiner davon erreicht den Boden. Der verdampfte Kraftstoff wird schließlich durch UV-Strahlung in ein harmloses Gas- und Pflanzennahrungsmittel zerlegt. Hoffe das hilft.

  • Nana Beatz
    Nana Beatz 11 days ago

    These pilots are professionals, they took it easy peasy

  • 1978Specter
    1978Specter 11 days ago

    Parlez Vous anglais?

    • 1978Specter
      1978Specter 9 days ago

      I know many parts of the U.S.A. the residents have a different dialect.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 11 days ago +1

      Ils parlent suisse allemand

  • Aziz Yağıbasan
    Aziz Yağıbasan 11 days ago

    The advantage of being 4 engine

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 11 days ago

      Not really; (1) all commercial twins can stay aloft on 1 engine, (2) safety isn't determined just by the number of engines (eg 4 engine aircraft are generally much older - with older designs and older safety systems).

  • Marek Pająk
    Marek Pająk 12 days ago

    That’s why you have 4

  • Мистер Блейдыч

    На 340 их 4 ну сдох один на 3 спокойно полетит да и на двух без проблем

  • Captain Zeppos
    Captain Zeppos 12 days ago

    I don't know why but halfway through the video I expected this to turn into a fake airplane porn or something. Too bad it didn't.

  • biene
    biene 12 days ago

    bei 6:40 empfehlen die Techniker die Rückkehr, der Pilot macht dann einen etwas erleichterten Eindruck

  • Jack H
    Jack H 12 days ago

    Worst auto translation ever....

  • Richard Jones
    Richard Jones 12 days ago

    this may be a stupid question but how do they know how much they can safely jettison so they can return safely

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 12 days ago +1

      The aircraft knows how much fuel is onboard - and knows the distance / flight time / fuel burn to the landing airport - so not difficult to work out. They're aiming for max landing weight - not minimum fuel.

  • Albert Teh
    Albert Teh 12 days ago

    I wonder what this stupid video and the title are all about. A jet could still fly with a single engine anyway.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 12 days ago

      At their starting weight they'd need at least 2 engines. They could remain airborne on only 1 after they'd dumped fuel though. Engine failure is rare. Having a professional film crew on-hand to record it is even rarer.

  • Güzel Sözler
    Güzel Sözler 13 days ago +1

    Wow. 53 tonnes of dumped fuel! Lots of money.
    Where does it end up?
    Does ıt stay the air, scattered, Does it come down?
    Can't there be any better solution?
    Since it takes about 20-30 minutes to dump that fuel down.
    Would it not be better to dis-engaging and parachuting 1 special fuel-tank down to nearby sea or a predesignated spots near airports to save tons of money and the environment.

    • Maarten Bodewes
      Maarten Bodewes 4 days ago

      Just connect the wings to the fuselage with explosive bolts and have three normal chutes they also use for space craft landings. Probably best to put those near the tip of the wing as the heavy part will probably face downwards soon after being detached. I don't see a big issue with the wings landing relatively intact, unless they land on one of the Swiss mountains of course. Now for the rest of the plane...

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 12 days ago +2

      At the time the cost of the fuel would have been about USD $25,000; that's a lot cheaper than undercarriage repairs (or runway over-run). The fuel is released as fine droplets which are then ripped to shreds in the wake turbulence which then evaporate almost instantly when dumped at altitude like this (they dumped at 29,000 ft). None of it reaches the ground -- it get broken down by UV radiation into a harmless gas and plant food. No - there is no other solution; another name for those fuel containers you'd like to parachute down is "wings".

  • Nico Battelli
    Nico Battelli 13 days ago


    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 12 days ago

      If you turn annotations on the sub-titles are in English.

  • Clothahump1
    Clothahump1 13 days ago

    Very professional, and the flying first officer is a babe!

  • Jorge M t
    Jorge M t 13 days ago

    Do cockpíts have all a set of 6-8 cameras taping?

  • Jake Glassmoyer
    Jake Glassmoyer 13 days ago

    Close captioning interpretation makes a serious situation comical.

  • RW4X4X3006
    RW4X4X3006 14 days ago

    Increased oil temp my ass. Obviously doesn't own a Ford.

    JOHN GITAU 14 days ago

    53 tones of fuel a waste

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 13 days ago

      RW4X4X3006 The dumped fuel evaporates almost instantly when discharged at altitude like this. None of it makes it to the ground.

    • RW4X4X3006
      RW4X4X3006 14 days ago

      Mom, why do our tomatoes taste like kerosene?

  • MA Hussain
    MA Hussain 14 days ago

    For indians,10:00 accha

  • Kurgan
    Kurgan 14 days ago

    A woman, as second pilot, is like death on the deck and asked for a catastrophe. Mmm.

    • Kurgan
      Kurgan 12 days ago

      What is me talking about ? :)

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 13 days ago +1

      Kurgan She’s a woman and she can fly the aircraft one hell of a lot better than you. That tells me a lot about you.

  • hari_kishore
    hari_kishore 15 days ago +1

    at 5:45 FOB(fuel on board) is 78660 kg at 7:39 FOB is 78720 kg how??

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 14 days ago +1

      Clip out of sequence during editing would be my guess. The video isn't continuous (can't dump 53T of fuel in just a couple of minutes). I suspect that they've inserted a bit of footage out of sequence to get the cameraman out of shots that correspond with that audio clip. Another example is right at the start where they're cleared direct @ 15,000 feet and in the clip you refer to they're at 29,000 feet.

  • CloudStreets
    CloudStreets 15 days ago

    Swiss accent is very odd. Doesn't even sound Deutsch sometimes. Oh, and someone get me a chocolate.

    • GamleErik100
      GamleErik100 15 days ago

      Swiss German is so off-throwing for me. I can understand standard German fairly ok. But when these guys speak I have to concentrate, but mostly I fall by the wayside. D:

  • The black country wanderer 1973

    So where is that fuel going and what effects is this having on the environment

    • The black country wanderer 1973
      The black country wanderer 1973 15 days ago

      +Alex P even though I don't think much of the evil Muslims this post was asking about fuel please don't bring race in to this I didn't mention anything about race so if you have things to say about them please don't put it in a comment to me

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 15 days ago +1

      It breaks down pretty quickly; it's released as small droplets, but they get ripped to shreds in the wake turbulence. Very little (if any) normally ever makes it to the ground. It's broken down by UV radiation from the sun into a harmless gas and plant food.

    • Alex P
      Alex P 15 days ago +1

      Fuel is dissipated quickly, almost all evaporates. Nothing much happens except to wash your car. Worried about "the environment"? Send back all problematic Muslims and so-called refugees, criminals, troublemakers, lazy bums and low lifes.

  • cempaka40
    cempaka40 16 days ago

    Dumping fuel over mother earth.......What about global warming ??

    • Alex P
      Alex P 15 days ago +1

      Former pilot from decades past, global warming is all BS, designed to transfer money from the well-to-do West to the Third World. No thanks, just another fraud.

  • Ray
    Ray 16 days ago

    Hope no one is smoking below...

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 15 days ago

      The fuel (kerosene) evaporates and little to none ever makes it to the ground.

  • Will Eigo
    Will Eigo 16 days ago

    What I want to know more about. Is there a specific training and innate skill set which causes pilots and certain crew to speak in such an even, calm manner whenever things are less than optimal and certain ? It is remarkable how they control their tone as coolly as they manage the cockpit instruments.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 15 days ago

      Old saying "there's no problem that can't be made worse by panicking". Work the problem; if plan A doesn't work switch to plan B - then C - keep working the problem until the problem is solved or you can't keep working the problem. Had that happen to me; was flying a light twin back to base so it was available for a test the next day (first mistake; instead of saying "yes" to the chief instructor a better response would have been "you want it? You come and get it. I'm parking my ass in a hotel for the night"). Weather was crap - autopilot was working overtime (lots of yawing) - my VFG flew all the way back to the row of seats behind all by itself - seat belt biting into my waist. Got trapped under some weather in a gully (bad weather report from club) - VFR - starting to get dark - unable to see through weather to get to alternate - couldn't get out low-level - looking like possible radio electrical issue. Just worked the issues and got back a little wiser. Was down to about 3 plans; VFR through cloud (moving map GPS would have kept me over water - so no chance of hitting mountains) - declaring an emergency and getting radar vectoring (if available from that altitude -- probably not) - or putting it down in a paddock (would probably have walked away but would have almost certainly have totaled the aircraft). Panicking wouldn't have helped.

    • Will Eigo
      Will Eigo 16 days ago

      Colin Southern i still agree with you. However i find it noteworthy how their voice are preternaturally even and cool.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 16 days ago

      Will Eigo That’s the thing though - there’s nothing happening to not be calm about. It’s just “business as usual” at that stage.

    • Will Eigo
      Will Eigo 16 days ago

      Colin Southern I agree they are cool as cucumbers. SOP keeps emotional fluctuation risk in check. Yet I just find their voices are amazingly calm.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 16 days ago +1

      Will Eigo The aircraft can stay aloft on only 2 engines with their current fuel load - 1 engine with the reduced fuel load - and they could have restarted the overheating engine if necessary - so nothing life threatening. Other than that, they simulate the heck out of adherence to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures); emotions have no part to play in cockpit decisions.

  • Bryan Awkwardson
    Bryan Awkwardson 16 days ago

    That´s the great thing about the 340. Has 4 of those darn engines. Losing one of them is hence no big deal :-P
    I have to admit though that I would be slightly concerned anyway if I heard the message from the captain about shutting down one engine :-)

  • SnowWolf Killer
    SnowWolf Killer 16 days ago

    the pilots are so chill eating chocolate while landing. yep!!!

  • Adrian Sommer
    Adrian Sommer 16 days ago

    Finally... Theres an emergency so we can eat chocolate...

  • Evolve Group
    Evolve Group 16 days ago

    Why is there a multi camera angle? Is this a training video?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 16 days ago +1

      No - not a training video. The flight was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway; the failure was just a lucky coincidence for them and a not-so-lucky one for passengers and crew.

  • Will Eff
    Will Eff 17 days ago

    Cute Co-Pilot girl!

  • spyder199ed
    spyder199ed 17 days ago

    the closed captions are hysterical. try it

  • Lucid Human
    Lucid Human 18 days ago

    53 tons!!! I think I will be checking my drinking water from now on!

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 18 days ago

      It evaporates almost instantly when dumped at altitude. Very little (if any) ever makes it to the ground.

  • Steve on Mare Island
    Steve on Mare Island 18 days ago

    "Sure picked a bad week to give up sniffing glue..."

  • Guten Tag
    Guten Tag 18 days ago +27

    The auto-English generated captions are are such a joke!!....."nude male aluminum soup....Mrs malenko student council" "clean semen vertical thrust" "imbalanced vinegar"

    • Dmitriy Chernoshey
      Dmitriy Chernoshey 10 days ago +3

      Thank you so much! I never used CC on TVclip and you just showed me a way to make this video super hilarious. Literally can't stop laughing...

    • Mark N
      Mark N 11 days ago +2

      I never thought I'd read "nude male aluminum soup" in my life.

    • Blaze Gamer
      Blaze Gamer 14 days ago

      looool yep

    TONY LARIOS 18 days ago

    What language are they speaking?

  • DesEsseints
    DesEsseints 18 days ago

    "Dear engine was shut down...."........thank God I was not in that plane or I would have yelled like crazy.....

    • Alex P
      Alex P 15 days ago +1

      And what would that accomplish?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 17 days ago +2

      The A340 - full of fuel - can stay aloft on only 2 engines and - after the fuel dump - stay aloft on only 1 engine. And the engine they shut down could have been restarted if necessary. So the danger factor was approx zero. By far the most dangerous part of aviation is the drive from your home to the airport (you're around 10 times more likely to die during this phase of travel).

    • DesEsseints
      DesEsseints 17 days ago

      I am afraid of flying

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 18 days ago


  • mybackpocket
    mybackpocket 19 days ago

    What's the cost of dumping 53 tonnes of aviation fuel?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 15 days ago

      It runs deeper than that. Engines don't tend to "seize up" - the turning moment from the air going through them keeps them rotating come hell or high water - so you can end up with things catching fire and disintegrating (hop-skip-and-a-jump-to QF32). And of course the lost revenue from the aircraft being out of service & the cost of the replacement aircraft in addition to the repairs.
      I'm not sure what the A340 SOP is for an engine out landing; with twins it's common to use less flap; the issue isn't so much the approach, it's the climb performance in the event of a go-around until the correct SE go-around flap can be positioned - but as I say, no idea what they do for the A340. Many airlines still use reverse thrust with one engine out on twins; the twins I used to fly didn't have reverse thrust, but I raised the question with a friend who captains the A320 and he said "the asymmetric swing from reverse thrust isn't as bad as you'd expect - and it's easily fixed if it starts to get out of control". On a quad I suspect that having asymmetric reverse thrust from an outboard engine would probably have a far more significant moment though. All stopping distances are calculated NOT to include any reverse thrust - but the practice doesn't always match the theory - and even if you get away with it you can still end up with brake fires & deflated tyres (there's a good A340 video showing that on YT - and they didn't have the extra 53 tonnes ...).
      All in all good decisions all-round in this video; SLF, crew, and aircraft all returned in one piece - no damage - and SLF on their way again in only a couple of hours; that's one of the perks of breaking down near home base. Was in the little room at the sharp end of a Saab 340B once - left donkey started to crank and then starter cut out. Rinse and repeat. Same deal - was at main engineering base. Deplaned - and was away again about an hour later due to having another aircraft there.

    • Alex P
      Alex P 15 days ago

      $ 25K is peanuts compared to having overhaul a complete engine after seizing up! Landing overweight could harm the airframe depending on the forces during actual landing.
      Unless landing in heavy weather/winds, there would be no reason for a high speed approach. Use 1 engine each side to achieve symmetrical reverse thrust, then use the brakes.
      No big deal.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 18 days ago

      At the time it was about USD$25k - that's a lot cheaper than repairs to the undercarriage if they bend something from an overweight landing - or have a runway overrun because they couldn't brake the extra 53T in time with only 1/2 the normal reverse thrust.

  • Rufus McCoy
    Rufus McCoy 19 days ago

    I think, that's exactly the way to handle a problem like this. Thumbs up, crew!

  • utkarsh srivastava
    utkarsh srivastava 19 days ago


  • deadkemper
    deadkemper 19 days ago

    so he's eatin choclit...and i'm about to go down a black run on my board in fresh powder but wait ! the acrid taste and the blinding pain from the av gas made me catch my edge and i'm down..boom.....All these years in a wheel chair and no one believed me

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 19 days ago

      First up, jets don't use av gas, and 2nd, (most of) it evaporates within fractions of a second of being released (it's released as tiny droplets which are in-turn ripped to bit by the wake turbulence a fraction of a second later.

  • Sven Amann
    Sven Amann 19 days ago

    Ders isch switzischrisch

  • 699backstab
    699backstab 19 days ago


  • Ivan Sanders
    Ivan Sanders 20 days ago

    Good job they remembered to take their volumes 'How to Fly an Aeroplane.' I hope that they are more competent on their motorcycles.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 19 days ago

      OK - so we've establish you don't know a lot about aviation. Checklists, training, and standard operating procedures are by far the biggest reason why aviation's safety record is so good. In a complicated aircraft with many interrelated systems why would you want to risk making a problem worse by doing the wrong thing (or even the right thing at the wrong time) in an emergency when you can work through procedures developed and tested by people who weren't under pressure at the time and who had access to all the information they needed?
      Ironically, it's due to the lack of checklists, training, and standard operating procedures that there are so many motorcycle accidents (I got my motorcycle licence in 1980 and ride about 14,000km a year) (I've got my pilots licence too).

  • kc sydney
    kc sydney 20 days ago

    Good Captain. Hope the chocolate was Nestle.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 19 days ago

      Hopefully not; they've changed the recipe in recent years and it's not a patch on Swiss chocolate anymore.

  • Allan Cerf
    Allan Cerf 20 days ago

    Icy calm.

  • weekendpartier
    weekendpartier 20 days ago

    FUEL DUMP????

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 20 days ago

      Better than risking undercarriage damage or an over-run from landing 53T over max landing weight and then trying to brake the extra 53T with only 1/2 the normal reverse thrust available.

  • weekendpartier
    weekendpartier 20 days ago

    damnnnnn German chicks are hotttttt !

  • Tubmaster 5000
    Tubmaster 5000 20 days ago

    Where's the damn owner's manual?? I thought I left it in the glove compartment!

    • Alex P
      Alex P 15 days ago

      Checklist and FCOM's (Flight Crew Operations Manuals) used to be printed. Now, most are accessible via the EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) Pad