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4th Nov '17 4:20:01 PM infernape612
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* The first episode of ''Series/FlashForward'' did this on the largest scale yet. When the blackout occurs, ''every driver on the planet'' falls victim. (Granted, they only fall unconscious for a couple of minutes, but some do not survive the resulting crashes.)

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* The first episode of ''Series/FlashForward'' ''Series/FlashForward2009'' did this on the largest scale yet. When the blackout occurs, ''every driver on the planet'' falls victim. (Granted, they only fall unconscious for a couple of minutes, but some do not survive the resulting crashes.)



* Averted in ''SilentScope'''s highway level, where shooting a driver immediately causes the vehicle to spin out and crash.

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* Averted in ''SilentScope'''s ''VideoGame/SilentScope'''s highway level, where shooting a driver immediately causes the vehicle to spin out and crash.
4th Nov '17 4:19:02 PM infernape612
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* The first episode of ''FlashForward'' did this on the largest scale yet. When the blackout occurs, ''every driver on the planet'' falls victim. (Granted, they only fall unconscious for a couple of minutes, but some do not survive the resulting crashes.)

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* The first episode of ''FlashForward'' ''Series/FlashForward'' did this on the largest scale yet. When the blackout occurs, ''every driver on the planet'' falls victim. (Granted, they only fall unconscious for a couple of minutes, but some do not survive the resulting crashes.)



* Happens in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' if the driver of a car is killed. In GrandTheftAutoV, it also happens when the player takes out the pilot of an aircraft when it's in mid-air.

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* Happens in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' if the driver of a car is killed. In GrandTheftAutoV, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', it also happens when the player takes out the pilot of an aircraft when it's in mid-air.
1st Oct '17 2:59:17 AM Diask
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!!'''As a DeathTrope, several if not all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''

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!!'''As '''As a DeathTrope, several if not all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''



* A space example of this happens to Racetrack in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.

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* A space example of this happens to Racetrack in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' gets killed while piloting a Raptor, causing her dead body to hit a missile launch button that adds fuel to an already nightmarish fire.



30th Aug '17 4:50:34 AM DeepRed
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* Happens near the beginning of the film version of ''Film/TheFugitive''.

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* Happens on a bus near the beginning of the film version of ''Film/TheFugitive''.''Film/TheFugitive'' as a result of a GunStruggle between a prisoner and a warden.
17th Aug '17 8:46:45 PM DeepRed
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* Happens in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' if the driver of a car is killed.

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* Happens in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' if the driver of a car is killed. In GrandTheftAutoV, it also happens when the player takes out the pilot of an aircraft when it's in mid-air.
26th Mar '17 4:26:07 PM EnterpriseSovereign
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** This was realised horrifically with the strange case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helios_Airways_Flight_522 Helios Airways Flight 522]]. An error in preparing the plane for the flight meant that the pressurisation switch had been turned off, and wasn't turned on again before the plane took off. As the plane climbed, the crew and virtually everyone else on board (sans one flight attendant who managed to reach a handheld oxygen tank) passed out from a lack of oxygen and low air pressure. The plane proceeded until it reached Athens. By this point, everyone but the flight attendant was ''dead''. The plane proceeded to fly around the city of Athens on Autopilot for almost two hours, unable to land because there was no one able to control the plane and carry out the landing sequence, which is always dealt with by the crew. Fighter pilots noticed the flight attendant attempting to control the jet, but with the attendant unable to communicate with the pilots or understand the controls, the plane kept circling the city. In a last ditch attempt, the flight attendant tried to land the plane, but the plane's fuel had ran out, and the aircraft slammed into the ground.

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** This was realised horrifically with the strange case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helios_Airways_Flight_522 Helios Airways Flight 522]]. An error in preparing the plane for the flight meant that the pressurisation switch had been turned off, and wasn't turned on again before the plane took off. As the plane climbed, the crew and virtually everyone else on board (sans one flight attendant who managed to reach a handheld oxygen tank) passed out from a lack of oxygen and low air pressure. The plane proceeded continued until it reached Athens. By this point, everyone but the flight attendant was ''dead''. The plane Athens, where it proceeded to fly around the city of Athens on Autopilot for almost two hours, unable to land because there was no one able to control the plane and carry out the landing sequence, which is always dealt with by the crew. Fighter pilots noticed the flight attendant attempting to control the jet, but with the attendant unable to communicate with the pilots or understand the controls, the plane kept circling the city. In a last ditch attempt, the flight attendant tried to land the plane, but the plane's fuel had ran out, and the aircraft slammed into the ground.
16th Feb '17 3:27:36 PM FatPumpkinRex
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* Sorta happens in ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''. In case #412 ("Re-Tried"), an old man died behind the wheel of his classic Chevy, during his daily ritual of sitting in the driver's seat and reminiscing about his life. The car went on driverless and hit a bank robber, killing him.

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* Sorta happens in ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''. In case #412 ("Re-Tried"), an old man died behind the wheel of his classic Chevy, Chrysler during his daily ritual of sitting in the driver's seat and reminiscing about his life. The car went on driverless and hit a bank robber, killing him.
7th Feb '17 4:05:38 PM DavidDelony
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* This is one possible cause of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinton_train_collision Hinton train collision]] in Canada in 1986. A CN freight train ran a red signal and collided head-on with a passenger train, killing 23 people, including the crew in the engine. While the lead locomotive was equipped with a "dead man's pedal," the subsequent investigation found that it was common practice for CN crew to keep the pedal depressed with a heavy object so they didn't need to keep their feet on it. The engineer was found to have a number of health problems that put him at high risk for a heart attack or stroke. It also didn't help that the crew was also suffering from a severe lack of sleep due to the shifting train schedules. One possible explanation is that the engineer was incapacitated and with the dead man's pedal depressed, the train kept running when it should have stopped.

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* This is one possible cause of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinton_train_collision Hinton train collision]] in Canada in 1986. A CN freight train ran a red signal and collided head-on with a passenger train, killing 23 people, including the crew in the engine. While the lead locomotive was equipped with a "dead man's pedal," the subsequent investigation found that it was common practice for CN crew to keep the pedal depressed with a heavy object so they didn't need to keep their feet on it. The engineer was found to have a number of health problems that put him at high risk for a heart attack or stroke. It also didn't help that the crew was also suffering from a severe lack of sleep due to the shifting train schedules. One possible explanation is that the engineer was incapacitated and with the dead man's pedal depressed, the train kept running when it should have stopped.
stopped. Ironically, the second engine had a newer reset safety control that didn't require engineers to keep their feet on the pedal, but it wasn't used because [[SkewedPriorities the cab wasn't as comfortable]]. After the accident, the railroad industry moved toward these safer controls.
7th Feb '17 4:00:24 PM DavidDelony
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* This is one possible cause of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinton_train_collision Hinton train collision]] in Canada in 1986. A CN freight train ran a red signal and collided head-on with a passenger train, killing 23 people, including the crew in the engine. While the lead locomotive was equipped with a "dead man's pedal," the subsequent investigation found that it was common practice for CN crew to keep the pedal depressed with a heavy object so they didn't need to keep their feet on it. The engineer was found to have a number of health problems that put him at high risk for a heart attack or stroke. It also didn't help that the crew was also suffering from a severe lack of sleep due to the shifting train schedules. One possible explanation is that the engineer was incapacitated and with the dead man's pedal depressed, the train kept running when it should have stopped.
6th Sep '16 6:01:02 PM eroock
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