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emergency brake

[ə′mər·jən·sē ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A brake that can be set by hand and, once set, continues to hold until released; used as a parking brake in an automobile.
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If you are past your NLT go-around point and still trying to stop, the long-field gear (if available) is a much better option than the emergency brakes. Just make sure you communicate your intentions early enough to get clearance from your wingman.
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In the third version, a ratchet mechanism sets off both the emergency brakes and service brakes.
2 ( ANI ): More than 10 passengers of Himalayan Queen Express received injuries after the driver of the train applied emergency brakes in Gharaunda station in Karnal district of Haryana Thursday morning.
He said the rails were affected by the heat and the driver prevented further casualties by applying the emergency brakes.
A tram driver told an inquest jury yesterday how he slammed his emergency brakes on in a desperate attempt to prevent a fatal crash with a car which drove on to the tracks in front of him.
Train driver John Boucheron said he became aware of a dark shape coming towards him and applied the emergency brakes.
After dropping the hook, with 2,500 feet of remaining runway, I selected the emergency brakes. "I'll still catch the long-field gear, and I'll be set," I thought.
He hauled on the emergency brakes as soon as he spotted the truck on the line, slowing the train down enough to dramatic-ally reduce the force of impact.
Summary: An alert pilot of a passenger aircraft averted a major tragedy at an airport in India's financial hub Mumbai by applying emergency brakes while taking off on spotting an Army helicopter landing on the same runway on Monday.
The plane's tyres all burst when emergency brakes were applied, but all 135passengers and crew onboard were unhurt.
I released pressure on the pedals, selected emergency brakes, and got back on the binders.

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