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Where do you land if there is an emergency during a trans-atlantic flight?

If there is an emergency of some sort halfway across the Atlantic ocean on a transatlantic flight where do you land? Surely there must be an airport somewhere? Or are you confined to the water lading immediately?

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It so rare for a plane to lose power to all engines though that you should never hear of such an incident. Depending on the route, however, Bermuda may be within gliding distance

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You're stuck with a water landing (ditching). Hopefully at altitude the pilot can see a ship and make the landing in the vicinity of the ship for quick rescue. It so rare for a plane to lose power to all engines though that you should never hear of such an incident. Depending on the route, however, Bermuda may be within gliding distance.

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