When the engine quit right after takeoff, too low
to eject, I automatically did what I
had practiced for a crash: (1) rechecking seat belt and shoulder
harness tight, (2) arms and legs stretched forward where they would
be after impact.
If the pilot had turned into the field on the
right, we would have cart-wheeled and both been killed, but he
landed straight ahead, (no slow turns) right on the
runway heading, 130 degrees.