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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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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.
There was some panic as a result of which the train driver applied emergency brakes.
My misapplication of the emergency brakes locked the wheels and caused a skid which blew the tires.
A major tragedy was averted as a train passing through the area stopped just meters ahead of the damaged tracks after the driver applied emergency brakes.
First TransPennine Express is investigating why the emergency brakes were applied.
The operator of the oncoming train, Jeanice McMillan, is believed to have activated the emergency brakes in a failed effort to halt it.
As Scotrail staff tried to calm the situation a passenger pulled the emergency brakes handle but passengers claimed nothing happened.
Emergency brakes were applied to the airbus in them iddle of its final run for take-off, causing the tyre sto burst at about 9am local time.
The conductor applied the emergency brakes but could not stop in time.
Once coming to a stop using the emergency brakes, Capt Powers shut down his remaining engine and egressed the aircraft.
Officials said trains travelling at 125mph take over two miles to come to a full stop once the emergency brakes have been applied.

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