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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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6th Sep '16 5:23:40 PM eroock
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* The bus chase scene in TheFastAndTheFurious 7.

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* The bus chase scene in TheFastAndTheFurious 7.''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 7''.
6th Sep '16 4:17:40 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', Moss hitches a ride with a bystander. Said bystander is killed at the wheel as Moss watches. Later, he hitches another ride with an entirely different man, who is also killed for his trouble, but that happens long after he was separated from Moss.
22nd Jul '16 11:01:08 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CompanyOfHeroes'', this is what happens to all "killed" vehicles that don't blow up outright, instead going "Out of Control" and aimlessly barging forwards before exploding on contact with the first obstacle. This can lead to an amusing sight of reversing vehicles instantly jerking into forward motion at full speed without as much as a slowdown, as if they bounced off something invisible.

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* In ''CompanyOfHeroes'', ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'', this is what happens to all "killed" vehicles that don't blow up outright, instead going "Out of Control" and aimlessly barging forwards before exploding on contact with the first obstacle. This can lead to an amusing sight of reversing vehicles instantly jerking into forward motion at full speed without as much as a slowdown, as if they bounced off something invisible.
19th Jul '16 5:03:08 PM nombretomado
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* Sorta happens in ''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 ''OneThousandWaysToDie''.''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.
8th Jul '16 3:58:42 AM foxley
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