Emergency Checklist for Cessna 172

This will help you during an emergency while flying a Cessna 172.

Engine Failure--During Takeoff Run
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1. Throttle -- IDLE
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2. Brakes -- APPLY
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3. Wing Flaps -- RETRACT
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4. Mixture -- IDLE CUT-OFF
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5. Ignition Switch -- OFF
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6. Master Switch -- OFF
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Immediately After Takeoff
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1. Airspeed -- 65 KIAS (Flaps UP) or 60 KIAS (Flaps DOWN)
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2. Mixture -- IDLE CUT-OFF
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3. Fuel Selector Valve -- OFF
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4. Ignition Switch -- OFF
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5. Wing Flaps -- AS REQUIRED
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6. Master Switch -- OFF
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7. Land -- STRAIGHT AHEAD if below 400 feet AGL
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During Flight
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1. Airspeed -- 65 KIAS
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2. Find place to land
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3. Carburetor Heat -- ON
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4. Throttle -- FULL
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5. Mixture -- RICH
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6. Fuel Selector Valve -- BOTH
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7. Primer -- IN and LOCKED
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8. Ignition Switch -- BOTH (or START if propeller is stopped)
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9. Magnetos -- CHECK
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10. Fuel Quantity Indicators -- CHECK QUANTITY
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11. Radios -- Declare Emergency, Transponder -- SET to 7700
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13. Landing -- EXECUTE FORCED LANDING
Forced Landings
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Without Engine Power
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1. Airspeed -- 65 KIAS (flaps UP) or 60 KIAS (Flaps DOWN)
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2. Mixture -- IDLE CUT-OFF
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3. Fuel Selector Valve -- OFF
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4. Ignition Switch -- OFF
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5. Wing Flaps -- AS REQUIRED (40° recommended)
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6. Master Switch -- OFF
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7. Doors -- UNLATCH PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN
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8. Touchdown -- SLIGHTLY TAIL LOW
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9. Brakes -- APPLY HEAVILY
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Precautionary with Engine Power
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1. Wing Flaps -- 20°
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2. Airspeed -- 60 KIAS
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3. Selected Field -- FLY OVER, noting obstructions and terrain, then retract flaps upon reaching a safe altitude and airspeed
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4. Radios, Electrical Switches, and Radio Power Switch -- OFF
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5. Wing Flaps -- 40°
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6. Airspeed -- 60 KIAS
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7. Master Switch -- OFF
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8. Doors -- UNLATCH PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN
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9. Touchdown -- SLIGHTLY TAIL LOW
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10. Ignition Switch -- OFF
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11. Brakes -- APPLY HEAVILY
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Ditching
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1. Radio -- TRANSMIT MAYDAY on 121.5 and SQUAWK 7700
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2. Heavy Objects (in baggage area) -- SECURE or JETTISON
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3. Approach -- High Winds, Heavy Seas -- INTO THE WIND Light Winds, Heavy Swells -- PARALLEL TO SWELLS
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4. Wing Flaps -- 20° to 40°
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5. Power -- ESTABLISH 300 FT/MIN DESCENT AT 55 KIAS If no power : Flaps -- 10°, Airspeed -- 60 KIAS or Flaps -- 0°, Airspeed -- 65 KIAS
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6. Cabin Doors -- UNLATCH
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7. Life Vests -- Put ON, DO NOT inflate.
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8. Touchdown -- LEVEL ATTITUDE AT 300 FT/MIN DESCENT
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9. Face -- CUSHION at touchdown with folded coat
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10. Airplane -- EVACUATE through cabin doors. If necessary, open windows and flood cabin to equalize pressure so doors can be opened
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11. Life Vests and Raft - INFLATE
Fires
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During Start On Ground
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1. Cranking -- CONTINUE to get a start which would suck the flames and accumulated fuel through the carburetor and into the engine.
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If the engine starts:
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2. Power -- 1700 RPM for a few minutes
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3. Engine -- SHUTDOWN and inspect for damage
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If engine fails to start:
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4. Throttle -- FULL OPEN
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5. Mixture -- IDLE CUT-OFF
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6. Cranking -- CONTINUE in an effort to get a start
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7. Fire Extinguisher -- OBTAIN (have ground attendants obtain if not installed)
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8. Engine -- SECURE
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a. Master Switch -- OFF
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b. Ignition Switch -- OFF
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c. Fuel Selector Valve -- OFF
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9. Fire -- EXTINGUISH using fire extinguisher, wool blanket, or dirt
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10. Fire Damage -- INSPECT
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Engine Fire in Flight
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1. Mixture -- IDLE CUT-OFF
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2. Fuel Selector Valve -- OFF
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3. Master Switch -- OFF
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4. Cabin Heat and Air -- OFF (except wing root vents)
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5. Airspeed -- 100 KIAS (If fire is not extinguished, increase glide speed to find an airspeed which will provide an incombustible mixture)
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6. Forced Landing -- EXECUTE
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Electrical Fire in Flight
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1. Master Switch -- OFF
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2. All Other Switches (except ignition switch) -- OFF (includes radio power, pitot heat, radios, lights, and electrical equipment)
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3. Vents/Cabin Air/Cabin Heat -- CLOSED
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4. Fire Extinguisher -- ACTIVATE
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When fire is out:
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5. Cabin -- VENTILATE
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If fire appears out and electrical power is necessary for continuance of flight:
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6. Master Switch -- ON
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7. Circuit Breakers -- CHECK for faulty circuit, do not reset
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8. Radio Switchs -- OFF
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9. Radio Power Switch -- ON
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10. Radio/Electrical Switches -- ON one at a time, with delay after each until short circuit is localized
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Cabin Fire
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1. Master Switch -- OFF
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2. Vents/Cabin Air/Cabin Heat -- CLOSED
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3. Fire Extinguisher -- ACTIVATE
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When fire is out:
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4. Cabin -- VENTILATE
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5. Airplane -- LAND as soon as possible
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Wing Fire
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1. Navigation Lights -- OFF
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2. Strobe -- OFF
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3. Pitot Heat Switch -- OFF
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4. Airplane -- SIDE SLIP to keep flames away from cabin and LAND as soon as possible
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Landing With A Flat Main Tire
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1. Wing Flaps -- AS DESIRED
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2. Approach -- NORMAL
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3. Touchdown -- GOOD TIRE FIRST, hold airplane off flat tire as long as possible with aileron control
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Static Source Blockage
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1. Alternate Static Source Valve -- PULL ON
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2. Airspeed -- Consult tables in POH
Electrical Power Supply System Malfunctions
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Ammeter Shows Excessive Rate of Charge
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1. Alternator -- OFF
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2. Nonessential Electrical Equipment -- OFF
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3. Flight -- TERMINATE as soon as practical
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Low-Voltage Light Illuminates During Flight
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1. Radios, Avionics Power Switch -- OFF
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2. Master Switch -- OFF
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3. Master Switch -- ON
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4. Low Voltage Light -- CHECK OFF
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5. Radios, Avionics Power Switch -- ON
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If Low-Voltage Light illuminates again:
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6. Alternator -- OFF
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7. Nonessential Electrical Equipment -- OFF
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8. Flight -- TERMINATE as soon as practical
Created by GregP. This checklist is public.
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