A Tale Of Two Engine Failures

A newly installed engine-oil quick-drain proves effective on its first flight, setting off a cascading series of engine failures and emergency landings.

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My Lancair IV-P recently had an engine “overhaul.” Well, not an “overhaul,” a “rebuild.” Wait, not a “rebuild,” but an “IRAN,” and not the Islamic Republic one. This IRAN means “inspect and repair as necessary.” Why would a relatively low-time engine (500 hours) have an IRAN done on it, your average pilot—which I am—may ask? […]
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