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ditching

[′dich·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A forced landing on water, or the process of making such a landing.
(engineering)
The digging of ditches, as around storage tanks or process areas to hold liquids in the event of a spill or along the sides of a roadway for drainage.

ditching

An emergency landing of aircraft in water.
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Standard equipment with the float set is an electronic minder that, when the airspeed gets below a certain value, nannies you to acknowledge the gear is up for a water landing or down for a runway landing.
Sullenberger became a hero when he glided the stricken plane down to a water landing on the icy-cold river.
THE investment to creating a deep water landing pier for the cruise ships landing at Holyhead Port is an immeasurable investment toward Anglesey's global tourist trade.
Justin Green, attorney with the law firm Kreindler & Kreindler, and other lawyers note that Sullenberger's successful water landing changed the case's legal landscape dramatically.
Whitney thought the helicopter was making a water landing.
Rolling waves, frothing water landing noisily on the golden shore,
At 8,000 feet the pilot inflated his Mae West in preparation for a water landing and tried to pull himself up to sit in the sling of the chute, but found he was unable to do so.
But the chilling thought of a water landing didn't worry Vicki.
Mickelson nearly knocked down an ace on the ninth hole with a soaring shot over the water landing inches from the cup.
At about 1211 Eastern time, the airplane was substantially damaged during a forced water landing after a partial loss of power during initial climb.
Rev Mary Railton-Crowder, said she was looking forward to worshipping without the sound effects of water landing in buckets.
I wish I could've told them it was a water landing.