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Water may look smooth and calm from the sky, but when you’re in a plane, experiencing an all-engine failure, and your only option is to make a water landing, that very stretch of smooth and calm water is the last place you want to land.
So you’re flying solo in a Cessna – 172, far away from any runway, when the only propeller-driven engine you have fails. All that’s below you is forest, so what do you do?