posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 03:58 PM
Doesn't sound too far fetched, especially in the fog.
I was standing on the tarmac at up at Stead with my CFI, and the owner of a biplane, that was getting taken for a test flight.
At about mid field and 100', or so , it just kplu-kplu-k-kp... then silence, and coasted back in out of view around the hangers.
Even though the three of us were standing right there, the other two had no idea, whatsoever.
After thinking, "Man, I hope that thing has some good brakes", I said, "You guys didn't see that"?