I would say, experience, levelheaded decision making- mixed in with some luck prevented the worst for two airmen who experienced a low level Engine failure shortly after departure on 8/3/2010. While the aircraft was a total loss, both pilots survived. This hits close to home as Tim, who is a “Founding Member” of the Seaplane Forum was a passenger on this flight – and shared his experience with the members. If you are a member – feel free to chime in on the discussion in regards to shoulder harnesses.
Fly Safe & Don’t Hit Stuff!