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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They don't feel like a dead-stick landing into oblivion.
A dead-stick landing would be necessary because the RQ-2B cannot restart its engine in-flight.
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.
Clay Lacy - Pilatus Turbo Porter demonstration featuring dead-stick landing.
Smoke filled the cabin of a Cessna 180 on skis shortly after takeoff, resulting in dead-stick landing.
When the pressure did not recover after returning to one G flight he snapped towards Nellis Air Force Base and climbed in order to achieve an energy state from which he could perform a dead-stick landing should the engine seize due to oil starvation.
With the extra time, was also able to begin discussion on what would be needed to push the U-2 off of the runway once I landed -- we both assumed the best results from my upcoming dead-stick landing attempt.
Clay Lacy of Encino, a former Air National Guard pilot who has flown continuously from Van Nuys Airport since 1952, will attempt a dead-stick landing with a Pilatus Turbo Porter with the propeller standing still.
Later, after someone thought to put a small engine and propeller on one and dub the results an ultralight, my well-honed, dead-stick landing skills proved handy too frequently.