dead-stick landing


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dead-stick landing

The landing of an air or space craft without power (i.e., one whose control stick is "dead"). (Also written as "deadstick landing.") After the storm knocked out both of the plane's engines, the pilot was forced to performed a harrowing dead-stick landing.
See also: landing
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The Westinghouse J34 engine seized and Guyton had to make a dead-stick landing.
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The pilots later performed a successful dead-stick landing in Jacksonville.
They don't feel like a dead-stick landing into oblivion.
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He destroyed four hostile fighters before cannon shellfire forced him to make a dead-stick landing off Vella Lavella, where he was later picked up.