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This Is How You Dead-Stick Land A P-51 With A Failed Engine

First, it had an engine failure that pilot Thom Richard handled perfectly. Then, it had a fire that nearly destroyed the entire aircraft. But Thom recently announced that the P-51 "Precious Metal" is being rebuilt and will fly again.

Until it's back in the air, here's a back seat view of the engine failure and perfectly executed dead-stick landing.

Video via: Thom Richard

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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