deadstick landing


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deadstick landing

A landing performed without any power; normally consequent to engine failure.
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(The crash of Southern Airways Flight 242, a DC-9 whose crew made a deadstick landing on a road in Paulding County, Ga., on April 4, 1977, was attributed to the "total and unique loss of thrust from both engines while the aircraft was penetrating an area of severe thunderstorms.") The AC also provides guidance on using the returns from airborne and ground-based weather radar (Nexrad).
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.