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Powerless Over Paris

Real Pilot Story

An instrument rated, commercial pilot flying through thick IMC at night experiences a full electrical failure. Through creativity and some rule breaking, air traffic controllers are able to get in contact with him, but will he be able to find the airport and land in the current conditions? Hear the story first hand from the pilot and controllers involved.
Tablet: Compatible
Length: 21:50 mins
Topic: Aeronautical Decision Making, Emergency Procedures, Radio Communication and ATC
FAA WINGS: Not Eligible
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute in examining the circumstances that led to this pilot's situation. Then, please share lessons learned to help others avoid a similar incident.

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This video qualifies for AOPA Accident Forgiveness.