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Pete the Pilot

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Puzzle ID:#16770
Fun:*** (2.82)
Difficulty:** (1.31)
Category:Science
Submitted By:airhead3***
Corrected By:BobbyKat

 

 

 



Adrenaline was coursing through his body. Our hero, Pete the Pilot, has so far survived a harrowing flight in his small, single-engine airplane, but he isn't home yet. After a long flight fighting his way through unexpectedly wicked weather, his destination is finally in sight.
"Almost there," he assures himself as he looks at the ground moving past a mile below him. He wipes the beaded sweat off of his brow as he lines his plane up to the runway that just emerged in the distance. Five miles to go now. Just as he thought, "Maybe I'll make it through this yet," the sobering sound of his sputtering engine filled Pete's ears, followed by silence. The comforting hum of the engine was now replaced by the sound of his pounding heart. His engine failed five miles from the airport! After a quick check of his fuel gauges, he knows he won't be able to restart the engine. Our hero doesn't have a parachute, yet he was able to survive the ordeal without even a scratch on him. How did he do it?




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