I've flown since 1962 so the three emergency landings when placed in that perspective weren't much at all. First was a blown jug on a 1956 C-172. It had just come from maintenance (beware the 'shake-down flight'!) and the #3 cylinder swallowed a tinnerman that had somehow gotten left into the intake. We went from full-power departure stall practice (just before the break) to a BANG! and a cowling that was just one big blur. The second was in my Aeronca 7BCM when fuel contamination (leaf-cutter bees) plugged the fuel line. This one was bad since the high tension wires were unavoidable. The last was in my 7KCAB Citabria and was caused by a wrist pin plug eating the piston skirt to the point of breaking the oil rings which then went on to totally destroy the oil pump. 6000' over the Adirondack Mountains and the bride in the back seat... That little O-320 Lyc ran on 0 oil press long enough for me to find and set down in a field w/o damages. The bride was unaware of any problem until roll-out. I love Citabrias. My other two scary freaking trips will wait for another time after I read some of the other guy's cushion-pinchin' experiences. PS: I am fond of that #13!