At our airline, if you have one of about two dozen emergencies, of which an engine failure is one, you are taken off the line with full pay for two weeks. This is for a number of reasons, the most important being that you are likely the worse judge of your own stress level. And it is best to cool down at home before jumping on the horse again.
Years ago, I recall having an engine failure on take off out of YUL
bound for YYZ
in a B737-200. We returned to YUL
with no troubles and after procedures were followed we returned to the gate. As YUL
is a maintenance base another ship was found and I discussed with my crew whether we should fly it to YYZ
. There were 100+ passengers that were now looking for a way to YYZ
We all decided we were fine to fly to YYZ
... so on we went.
I can't begin to tell you the trouble I got into for that!!! And ... the chief pilot was not amused when I stated my stress level was far higher in his office then I have ever encountered in an airplane both engines running or not! Sometimes rules are rules.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!