The 4 engines

A four-engine airliner is traveling over the Pacific. One of the engines seizes up and stops. The pilot comes over the comm system: “Folks, we’re going to be delayed an hour getting back to L.A. as we’ve jost lost our #3 engine.”
5 minutes later another engine seizes and stops. The pilot announces: “We just lost the #2 engine, but it’s nothing to worry about. We will be delayed another hour getting back to L.A. however.”
After a half hour, another engine sputters and dies. The pilot: “We’ll be absolutely fine folks, but we just had to shut down the #1 engine and we’ll be delayed getting back to L.A.”
One passenger turns to another and says “Man, if we loose that last engine, we’ll be up here FOREVER.”