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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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The same pedal force applied during a landing rollout using normal brakes (with antiskid) will undoubtedly lock the wheels and blow the tires if used with the emergency brakes.
In the third version, a ratchet mechanism sets off both the emergency brakes and service brakes.
Mumbai, February 9 (ANI): 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.
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.
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.
The train's operator applied a set of emergency brakes, Watson said, which stopped the lower car about 30 feet from the bottom of the tracks, but did not stop the top car from flying down toward the bottom.
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.
I released pressure on the pedals, selected emergency brakes, and got back on the binders.
462 told officials he slammed on the emergency brakes and sounded his horn in a futile attempt to avoid hitting Mendoza's 6-ton boom truck.
Metrolink spokesman Peter Hidalgo said the engineer hit his horn and emergency brakes after spotting the stalled truck, but the train could not stop in time.

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