belly landing

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belly landing

Landing an aircraft with wheels retracted or partially down.
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It appears he found some flat land and it looks as though he was able to belly-land without the aircraft catching fire.
As he was getting off in Portland--I was staying on--he said he had been on a plane whose landing gear went bad and they had to belly-land on the ice.
It looks like he found some flat land and was able to belly-land without the aircraft catching fire.