belly landing

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intr.v. bel·ly-land·ed, bel·ly-land·ing, bel·ly-lands
To land an aircraft on its underside without aid of landing gear.

belly landing n.

belly landing

(Aeronautics) the landing of an aircraft on its fuselage without use of its landing gear
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There have been seven cases of belly landings involving DHC-8 series aircraft, which did not include any of the DHC-8 Q400 type, since the 1980s without their front landing gear deployed, Young added, though saying the causes of these accidents were unrelated to the latest case.