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Strange Engine Failure, 737 for P3D V4

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I have had an engine failure of both engines (even with realism settings set so that engine stress will not cause engine damage) at approximate the same location in an approach that I cannot explain.  It is a saved scenario flying the newly purchased PMDG 737 in P3D V4.   I'm flying a modified RNVY 08 Approach into Orbx modelled LOWI (Innsbruck) airport.   I modify the approach in the FMC by putting a holding pattern at ELMEM (as shown on the most current approach plates).   I replicate the same hold pattern as shown on the plate (downwind bearing 149 deg with left turns).   I'm stable at 220 knots, 13000 ft,  no flaps, no gear.  I'm showing 2250 lbs fuel remaining in the two main tanks.   In two separate runs,  either right before or after entering the hold in stable level flight, for no reason that I can determine,  both engines shutdown and and report ENG FAIL on the engine page.  At that point I try to start the APU so I can have bleed air to try to start the engines (I don't know/follow the proper engine out procedure because I dont' simulate failures) but the APU will not start.  I also put the engine start switches to CONT with no success.  I even tried the CTRL E cheat but that does nothing.  The sim continues to run fine and I can still control the plane and glide.

I also notice that if I program the HOLD before I've reached the point where the ELMEM waypoint becomes the active waypoint, after passing the prior waypoint, the plane begins a right turn away from ELMEM (magenta line to ELMEM disappears).

Any thoughts on what might be wrong?

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I flew the approach again from a totally fresh start and did not have an engine shutdown.   Along the way I saved the scenario so that I could try it again.   When I started the saved scenario, once again, while on the approach I had a total engine shutdown for no apparent reason.   It seems to be indicating that the problem is with Save Scenario.   I'll now try it again with another plane. 

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How are you using LOWI Orbx in P3Dv4, using the beta object flow?

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Yes I am.  I haven't had any problems with any of the Orbx scenery in P3D V4 using it.   I just flew the approach with the PMDG 747 for P3D V4 (flew the approach, saved a scenario along the way and then flew from the saved scenario).   Didn't have any problems at all.   So it appears the problem is only with the 737.   Now to try other airports.

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