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Cessna 172 Emergency Checklist Cessna 172 Emerg. Checklist (cont.

Emergency Forced Landings Ditching (cont.): Electrical Fire In Flight


IMPORTANT NOTE: Maneuvering Without Engine Power: Descent.............300 fpm @ 55 KIAS
speed varies with gross weight. Master Switch...............................OFF
Airspeed............. 65 KIAS(flaps UP) Doors (Prior to TD)......UNLATCHED All Other Switches (exc. ign.)........OFF
Gross Weight Man. Speed (VA )
................. 60 KIAS (flaps DOWN) Touchdown.......Level Flight Attitude Vents/Cabin Air/Heat..............CLOSED
2300 lbs....................... 97 KIAS
Mixture...........................Idle Cut-Off Face........... Cushion Against Impact Fire Extinguisher...................... Deploy
1950 lbs....................... 89 KIAS
Fuel Selector (if fitted)................OFF Airplane..............................Evacuate ...... if available. WARNING: After
1600 lbs....................... 81 KIAS
Ignition Switch...........................OFF Life Vests/Raft....................... Deploy
............. deploying, ventilate cabin
Flaps..................... Recommend 30° Fire During Engine Start After fire is out:
Engine Power Loss — Takeoff
Master Switch............................OFF Master Switch................................ ON
Sufficient Runway Ahead: Starter........ Continue Cranking Engine
Doors (Prior to TD)......UNLATCHED Circuit Breakers.......... Check for faulty
Throttle...................................... Idle If Engine Starts:
Touchdown......... Slightly TAIL LOW .. circuit. WARNING: DO NOT RESET
Brakes..................................... Apply Throttle...... 1700 RPM momentarily
Brakes............................. As Needed Radio Switches........ON one at a time,
Flaps.....................................Retract Engine.......SHUTDOWN and Inspect
Precautionary Landing W/ Power: ......... with delay after each until short
Mixture...........................Idle Cut-Off Airspeed............................. 60 KIAS If Engine Fails to Start:
Ignition.......................................OFF Throttle..........................FULL OPEN .................................... circuit if found
Flaps.......................................... 20°
Master Switch............................OFF Mixture......................IDLE CUT-OFF Vents/Cabin Air/Heat..................OPEN
Landing Site...... Locate within range
Insufficient Runway Ahead: Radios/Electirical Switches........OFF Starter..... Continue Cranking Engine Cabin Fire
Airspeed.............................. 60 KIAS Master Switch............................OFF Master Switch...............................OFF
Flaps...........................30° (on final)
Mixture...........................Idle Cut-Off Ignition Switch...........................OFF Vents/Cabin Air/Heat..............CLOSED
Airspeed............................. 55 KIAS
Fuel Selector (if fitted)................OFF Fuel Selector (if fitted)................OFF Fire Extinguisher...................... Deploy
Master Switch............................OFF
Ignition.......................................OFF Fire Extinguisher................... Deploy ...... if available. WARNING: After
Door (Discretion)....... Blocked Open
Flaps............................... As Needed ..... if available. Otherwise, blanket ............. deploying, ventilate cabin
Touchdown......... Slightly TAIL LOW
Landing.....................Straight Ahead ........... with available cover or dirt Landing.............. As Soon As Possible
Ignition.......................................OFF
Fire Damage............................ Inspect
Engine Power Loss — In Flight Brakes............................. As Needed Wing Fire
Airspeed................................. 60 KIAS Ditching: Engine Fire In Flight Nav Light Switch...........................OFF
Radio.............. Set 121.5, “Mayday” Mixture......................IDLE CUT-OFF Strobe Switch (if installed)............OFF
Carb Heat....................................... ON
.................................with location Fuel Selector (if fitted)................OFF Pitot Switch (if installed)...............OFF
Primer........................ IN and LOCKED
Fuel Selector (if fitted).................... ON Transponder................Set to “7700” Master Switch............................OFF Attitude......... Side Slip to keep flames
Mixture........................................RICH Baggage.............. Secure or Jettison Cabin Heat and Air.....................OFF ............................away from fuel tank
Ignition.................. BOTH (or START if Approach.....High Wind—Into Wind Airspeed............................. 85 KIAS Flaps........................................Retract
.......................... propeller is stopped) ...... Low Wind—Parallel to Swells Forced Landing....................Execute Landing.............. As Soon As Possible
Flaps.......................................... 30°

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Cessna 172 Emerg. Checklist (cont.)

Spin Recovery Emergency Descent


Throttle......................................... Idle Descent Procedure:
Ailerons....................................Neutral Belts/Harnesses.................... Secure
Rudder.......Full Opposite Dir. Rotation Throttle................................. Retard
Control Wheel................. Full Forward Airspeed.............. Maintain ≤100 Kts
Rudder...................... Neutralize When CAUTION: Rolling into a 40 to 45°
Rotation Stops turn in a spiraling descent destroys
Control Wheel.............. Back Pressure lift, increasing the rate of descent.
to Recover from Dive
Recovery (≥ 2,000’ AGL):
Mixture...................................Enrich
Throttle................... Advance Slowly

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