Definition of Emergency landing

1. Noun. An unscheduled airplane landing that is made under circumstances (engine failure or adverse weather) not under the pilot's control.

Exact synonyms: Forced Landing
Generic synonyms: Aircraft Landing, Airplane Landing
Specialized synonyms: Crash Landing

Definition of Emergency landing

1. Noun. (aviation) A sudden landing of an aircraft, made in case of an on-board emergency or another reason requiring an immediate landing. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emergency Landing

emergency brake
emergency brakes
emergency exit
emergency exits
emergency landing (current term)
emergency locator transmitter
emergency locator transmitters
emergency medical service
emergency medical service communication systems
emergency medical services
emergency medical technician
emergency medical technicians
emergency medicine
emergency nursing
emergency physician
emergency position indicating radio beacon
emergency position indicating radio beacons
emergency procedure
emergency response

Literary usage of Emergency landing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Marines & Helicopters, 1962-1973 by William R. Fails (1995)
"This could be a problem, but since there were two wheels on each side, "the pilot decided to go on to Norfolk and ask for a precautionary emergency landing. ..."

2. Flying Guide and Log Book by Bruce S. Eytinge (1921)
"AIRWAYS THROUGH COLORADO Cheyenne, Wyo., to Denver, Col.; follow the UPRR south with plenty of open fields for emergency landing. Denver to Colorado Springs ..."

3. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... the forward momentum of an emergency landing or an aborted take-off. See also aircraft arresting system. aircraft arresting cable—(DOD, NATO) That part ..."

4. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1995) by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Allows for a NASA tracking and data acquisition station and use of Spanish air bases as Space Shuttle emergency landing sites. ..."

5. Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy (1993)
"COUNTRY: Chile SUBJECT: Space EIF DATE: 08/02/85 TERM DATE: 08/02/93 REMARKS: Use of Easter Island airport as a Space Shuttle emergency landing. ..."

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