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Flights: Pilot reveals what really happens if all of a plane’s engines fail mid-flight

Flights: Pilot reveals what really happens if all of a plane’s engines fail mid-flight 1

“It needs to glide at a considerably higher speed, but the ratio of distance covered to altitude lost – close to twenty-one – is almost double.

“From thirty thousand feet, you could plan on a hundred miles’ worth of glide.”

Smith explained that complete engine failure is highly unlikely – although it isn’t unheard of.

“Total engine loss is about as probable as a flight attendant volunteering to give you a shoeshine, though it has happened,” he wrote.

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