forced landing

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Noun1.forced landing - an unscheduled airplane landing that is made under circumstances (engine failure or adverse weather) not under the pilot's control
aircraft landing, airplane landing - landing an aircraft
crash landing - an emergency landing under circumstances where a normal landing is impossible (usually damaging the aircraft)
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At about 1416 Eastern time, the helicopter was substantially damaged during a forced landing. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured.
On March 31, an easyJet aircraft carrying 184 passengers from Gatwick to Larnaca encountered difficulties with Turkish authorities when it asked to make a forced landing at the airport of Dalaman in Turkey after encountering bad weather over Paphos forcing it to divert.
The aircraft is badly damaged, but pilot Dan Griffith carried out a textbook forced landing."
The press office of Sofia Airport confirmed that an aircraft of El Al had made a forced landing but did not comment on the reasons behind the measure.
that it had made a forced landing about 5.5 kilometers north of the airport.
"It wasn't so much a crash as a forced landing and there were no injuries."
"An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter made a forced landing in eastern Afghanistan today," the NATO-led ISAF said in a statement.
passenger after the forced landing at the Jiayuguan Airport and are searching
A MAN from Larne attempting to fly around the world in an autogyro has had to make a forced landing.
The aircraft, which made a forced landing, struck trees with its blades causing a deadly fall , the source said.
The 36-year-old lawyer held hands with his wife as smoke gathered in the roof of the cabin 20 minutes before the forced landing.
The 36-year-old lawyer, originally from South Africa but who has lived in Paris for ten years, held hands with his wife as smoke gathered in the roof of the cabin 20 minutes before the forced landing yesterday.