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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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The best outcome is that you break out of the clouds somewhere in that spiral down and you can complete the deadstick landing
with the last couple turns in visual conditions.
Nearly every month we hear about a pilot rescuing a planeload of passengers in a deadstick landing
or a little girl being plucked from a frozen river by some selfless passerby.
A deadstick landing
to a two-lane road ensued, killing 62 and injuring 22.
Hear what it's like to do what you can to talk down a lost student or guide a pilot to a highway for a deadstick landing
The rudder is operated by duplicated FBW, with duplicated hydraulics, though no manual reversion, hence deadstick landings
Another friend has had several deadstick landings
in the last two or three years in aircraft with these two-strokes.