crash land

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.crash land - make an emergency landing
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
land, set down - reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
ditch - make an emergency landing on water
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Witnesses described hearing a loud noise and a whoosh of air before seeing the plane slowly crash land.
The crash land had forced the cancellation of many flights on Monday, a safety officer said.
A report examining why the Rans S6 Coyote microlight aircraft was forced to crash land in a field at North Togston, near Amble, said the two-litre oil tank on the plane was found to be empty.
THE Prime Minister has heaped praise on the flight crew of the Boeing passenger jet forced to crash land at Heathrow.
The pair, a 51-year-old from Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside, and a 44-year-old of Stockton, were forced to crash land in a field near Hulam[corr] Farm, near Castle Eden, Peterlee, County Durham, just before 7pm.
The senior police officer said during the mayhem, the helicopter was made to crash land at a nearby place and reason would be known later.
They were experiencing some problems due to the wind which forced them to crash land here in the field.