How Far Can a Plane Glide if Its Engines Fail?

How Far Can a Plane Glide if Its Engines Fail?

When gulls or geese get sucked into a plane's engine(s), they can do serious damage to the machinery. However, if all of a plane's engines stop working in the middle of a flight, it might have nothing to do with our feathered friends. And in situations where all the engines have failed, pilots have to expect the plane to do some gliding. But how far can a plane glide when it's not designed to be a glider? The plane hit the birds within two minutes of taking off and just three later, the plane was in the Hudson River.)

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