deadstick landing


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deadstick landing

A landing performed without any power; normally consequent to engine failure.
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It performed with great power and reliability right up until it seized in flight and left my co-owner and his wife gliding to a successful deadstick landing on a nearby runway, frantically hand-pumping the gear down.
Hoenmann brought his little airplane to a deadstick landing in a pasture.
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.