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Critical engine on crosswind landing?

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What is the critical engine failure in a crosswind landing, the upwind or the downwind one?Thanks in advance.

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The critical engine in my beech bonnie is the one in the front doing all of the work. jack wilson

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The upwind one. If your downwind one fails - its wing will be raised which agrees with needed configuration of banking into the wind.Michael J.WinXP-Home SP2,AMD64 3500+,Abit AV8,Radeon X800Pro,36GB Raptor,1GB PC3200,Audigy 2

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The critical problem if the upwind engine fails is that the rudder has to counteract the wind #### effect and the asymetric thrust, meaning that it is more likely that you will run out of rudder authority. Once you get into that state it means that you can neither control yaw during a go-around nor will you be able to straighten up for touch-down. On a Seneca this would probably result in grounding a prop and bending the main gear.

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