crash landing


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crash landing

A landing carried out not necessarily on a runway because of any major unservice-ability or malfunction resulting in major damage to aircraft.
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Asiana Airlines said it sent personnel to San Francisco earlier in the day to join an investigation into the crash landing, while South Korea's transportation ministry also said it has sent an investigation team to work with its U.
Earlier the official TAP news agency said no one was hurt in the crash landing.
ESCAPE: Investigators and a fire crew at the scene of the military Puma helicopter crash landing
Lucky: The light aircraft made crash landing in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire.
The spokesman for the provincial governor, Daud Ahmadi, confirmed the crash landing.
A spokesman said: "We were alerted to what appeared to be a crash landing.
All 150 passengers and five crew members of US Airways Flight 1549 are safe following a crash landing into the Hudson River in New York yesterday (15 January).
Those receiving the medal include Captain Peter Burkill, from Worcester, and his co-pilot John Coward, who managed to get the plane down and ensure that all 136 passengers survived the crash landing after the aircraft mechanisms failed to give the engines the necessary extra thrust.
COOL HEAD: British Airways senior first officer John Coward was the man who was actually in charge of the Boeing 777 as it came in to land at Heathrow, losing power and crash landing short of the runway, left.
A pilot forced to make a crash landing in a North East field has been told his plane was out of oil.
The peak is past but it might not be a crash landing.
A YOUNG swan that took cover under a car after crash landing in Coventry has been rescued by the RSPCA and returned to the wild.