I was recently PIC of a twin Aztec, when I was on a single pilot IFR departure. At about 800 feet at gross weight, without warning there was a loud bang and the right engine quit.
I was able to make a wide left 270 tear drop turn into the good engine which was operating at full power.
My multi-engine training taught me the skills necessary to survive this failure. A turn in to the good engine is taught for a reason. Raise the dead...
This helps the rudder have the authority to over power the asymmetrical thrust of the good engine. I believe a turn into the dead engine may have resulted in loss of control, and death.
The main thing is DON'T PANIC... Fly the airplane...
The good Lord was in control as The aircraft was loaded at gross weight (5 passengers and baggage).
I was able to complete the turn and land safely opposite the direction of my departure.
The stall horn was chirping through out the shallow turn, but my airspeed was right at Vyse (blue line). We were NOT climbing. The cause of the failure has not yet been diagnosed.