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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.
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Welcome to Deadstick, the place where losing an engine in IMC grants you the authority to ignore those pesky course reversals, crossing altitudes, and ATC instructions.
Other soldiers rushed the shells up to the bridges and the paratroopers managed to hold on and keep them intact in a part of the landings codenamed Operation Deadstick.
Step 4: If fishing solo, keep one or more baits in the water and suspended up off bottom as a "deadstick" rod in a rod holder if your state's regulations allow for this.
The 28-year-old was the first Allied soldier killed in action after leading the charge over Pegasus Bridge in a raid known as Operation Deadstick. His name will join that of Marine Commando Robert Casson, of 46 (Royal Marine) Commando, killed on the approach to Juno Beach three weeks before his brother, Private Joseph Casson, also died in Normandy.
Due to a maintenance error, I was forced to make a deadstick landing in badlands after the prop came off in cruise flight.
Hoenmann brought his little airplane to a deadstick landing in a pasture.
The film will tell the true story of Operation Deadstick, when troops in gliders landed behind enemy lines on D-Day and seized two vital road bridges from the Germans.
Operation Deadstick launched at 0016 on the morning of D-Day and represented the first offensive Allied action of the invasion.
shrimp which can be fished deadstick, allowing the surf to wash them around.
Stein's crew also had its share of run-ins, including one mission where his pilot had to make a tricky "deadstick'' landing in a field.
Den was part of a 181-strong force led by Major John Howard to carry out Operation Deadstick, a mission immortalised in the famous war movie The Longest Day.
An excellent example of a company operation recorded in sufficient detail to provide this necessary depth is Operation Deadstick.
I've also experimented with hooking live minnows headdown, so they wriggle as I deadstick, and resting the lure on bottom, where the struggling minnow is a tempting target for less-than-aggressive fish to pick up.
Operation Deadstick secured the eastern flank of Normandy, establishing a bridgehead a whole six hours before the seaborne armada hit the shore.