Section III: Emergency Procedures

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Table of Contents

 Multiple Emergencies3-6
 Symbol Coding3-6
 Definitions of Landing Situations3-6
 Use of Checklists3-6
Ground Operation3-8
 Emergency Egress3-8
 Engine Fire3-9
 Brake or Steering Failure3-9
  Anti-skid Out3-10
 Tire Failure3-10
Takeoff Emergencies3-12
 Propulsion System3-12
  Engine Failure3-12
  Afterburner Failure3-13
  Afterburner Nozzle Failure3-13
 Barrier Engagement3-16
 Tire Failure3-17
 Emergency Gear Retraction3-18
In-Flight Emergencies3-19
 Forced Landing or Ditching3-30
 Smoke or Fumes3-30
  Air Conditioning System Smoke3-30
  Electrical Fire3-30
 Emergency Descent3-30
 Fuel Dumping (refer to Sec II) 
Propulsion System Emergencies3-33
 Inlet Unstart3-33
 Inlet Malfunction3-38
 Manual Inlet Operation3-40
 Compressor Stall3-43
 Subsonic Compressor Stalls3-45
 Compressor Stall in Descent3-47
 Engine Flameout3-48
 Double Engine Flameout3-48
 Engine Fire & Shutdown3-51
 Single Engine Flight Characteristics3-55
 Single Engine Air Refueling3-56
 Afterburner Flameout3-57
 Afterburner Cutoff Failure3-59
 Afterburner Nozzle Failure3-59
 Fuel Hydraulic System Malfunction3-62
 Abnormal EGT Indications3-65
 Accessory Drive System (ADS) Failure3-77
 Oil Pressure Abnormal3-81
 Oil Quantity Low3-81
 Fuel Control Failure3-81
 Engine Instability During Decel/Descent3-81
Other Aircraft System Emergencies3-83
 Fuel System3-83
  Fuel Quantity Low3-83
  Fuel Pressure Low3-83
  Tank Pressurization Failure3-84
  Fuel System Management with Engine Shutdown3-85
  Sequencing Incorrect3-85
  Partial Loss of Boost Pumps3-85
  Complete Loss of Boost Pumps3-86
 Electrical System3-88
  Single Generator Failure3-88
  Double Generator Failure3-89
  Bus Tie Open3-94
  Transformer-Rectifier Failure3-94
  Emergency AC Bus Loss3-94
 Hydraulic System3-95
  Abnormal Hydraulic Pressure3-95
  L & R Systems3-95
  A & B Systems3-97
 Flight Control System3-98
  Aircraft Control Abnormal3-98
  Trim Failures3-98
 Stability Augmentation System3-99
  SAS Emergency Operation3-100
  Pitch or Yaw Axis First Failure3-103
  Pitch or Yaw Axis Second Failure3-105
  Roll Axis Failure3-107
  Analytical Redundancy Failure3-108
 Autopilot Failure3-109
 DAFICS Computer Failures3-109
  Single Computer Out3-109
  A & B Computers Out3-110
  (A & M) or (B & M) Computers Out3-111
  A, B and M Computers Out3-112
 APW and High Alpha Warning3-114
 Two PTA Channels Out3-116
 Air Data Malfunction3-116
 Pitot Static System3-117
 Navigation Systems3-117
  ANS Malfunction3-117
  INS Malfunction3-117
 Environmental Control System3-118
  L or R Air System Out3-118
  Cockpit Overtemperature3-118
  Cockpit Too Cold3-119
  Cockpit Depressurization3-119
  Cockpit Fog (See Landing Emergencies 3-134) 
  Suit Overtemperature3-120
  E or R Bay Overheat3-120
 Life Support Systems3-120
  Breathing or Suit Pressurization Difficulty3-121
  Use of Standby Oxygen3-121
  Use of Emergency Oxygen3-122
  Contaminated Oxygen3-122
  Use of Pressure Suit Air w/o Oxygen3-122
  Loss of Visor Heat3-123
  Loss of Suit Vent Air3-123
 Drag Chute System3-123
Landing Emergencies3-125
 Single Eng. Penetration & Landing3-125
  Simulated Single Engine Landing3-127
 Single Engine Go-Around3-127
 Landing Gear System Emergencies3-127
  Gear Unsafe Indication3-127
  Gear Emergency Extension3-128
  Partial Gear Landing3-129
 Main Gear Flat Tire Landing3-130
 Blown Main Gear Tire After Landing3-131
 Nose Gear Flat Tire Landing3-131
 Landing Without Nose Wheel Steering3-132
 Flat Strut Landing3-132
 Gear Down Air Refueling3-134
 Cockpit Fog3-134
 Damaged Refueling Receptacle3-135
Warning Lights System3-135
Tactical Limits3-135
Emergency Entrance3-135