aircraft ceiling

aircraft ceiling

[′er‚kraft ′sēl·iŋ]
(meteorology)
After United States weather observing practice, the ceiling classification applied when the reported ceiling value has been determined by a pilot while in flight within 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 kilometers) of any runway of the airport.
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Earlier this year, a plane fell 300ft in 30 seconds, leaving one man embedded in the aircraft ceiling.

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