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That must not be a very common saying because Google didn't return anything for it but this.

maybe Google likes me better: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=The+second+engine+f...

from http://www.av8n.com/how/htm/multi.html

Q: In an underpowered twin, what is the role of the second engine?

A: It doubles your chance of engine failure, and it will fly you to the scene of the accident.

I put it in quotes when Googling. It's not quite a saying if it only exists broken up and in response to something else.

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