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An emergency landing by an aircraft or spacecraft.
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|Noun||1.||crash landing - an emergency landing under circumstances where a normal landing is impossible (usually damaging the aircraft)|
emergency landing, forced landing - an unscheduled airplane landing that is made under circumstances (engine failure or adverse weather) not under the pilot's control
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
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