"Simple question...what's the #1 rule to increase my survival chances in an engine failure emergency? A simple answer would be appreciated." - Peter A.
“You absolutely have to be sure that you don’t stall the airplane!
I’ve been to many aircraft accident scenes, I’ve evaluated hundreds and hundreds of accidents and pilots are NOT killed when they fly their airplane to the ground under control. They ARE killed when they stall an airplane into the ground.
So maintaining an airspeed safely above stall speed right on down to the ground is so very, very important.”