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originally posted by: Metallicus
While it seems distressing on the surface, I think most any modern passenger jet is able to fly fine on just one engine. I would guess the pilot had a hot date waiting in Saipan.
originally posted by: ScientiaFortisDefendit
a reply to: Zaphod58
Maybe so, but I am quite certain that safety procedures dictate a landing at the earliest convenience.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: ScientiaFortisDefendit
Which was the point of the rest of my post. They have to be within three hours of an airport in either direction for ETOPS certification. That's so that they can reach an airport when they're past the point of no return. That doesn't mean it's safe or a good idea to do when you don't have to.