forced landing


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forced landing

An unscheduled landing caused by a malfunction in an aircraft or engine or by improper flight planning or aircraft operation. A cautionary landing is a forced landing, whereas the reverse is not the case.
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The pilot performed a forced landing to a field, but the airplane received substantial damage on impact with terrain.
Smith apologized to local residents and said other light planes of the Kadena Aeroclub will not fly until the cause of the forced landing is clarified.
Eventually, the airplane was not able to maintain altitude and the pilot performed a forced landing to a field.
What caused the aircraft to make the forced landing is under investigation, however initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the crash," the statement said.
Their plane made a forced landing on a ploughed field and flipped on to its roof.
In his report, Lambrecht also speculated, "It is not hard to believe that a forced landing could have been accomplished [on Gardner] with no more damage than a good barrier crash or a good wetting.
A ROYAL Marines student pilot and instructor escaped injury yesterday when their helicopter made a forced landing in Snowdonia.
Part-time flying instructor Sid made an emergency call to Dundee Airport then managed to glide down to a textbook forced landing in a Perthshire potato field.
The Air Force has apparently received a phone call saying the aircraft made a forced landing in a rice field 50 miles south of its destination, but so far reports have been unable to confirm
The airplane was destroyed at 1310 Eastern time when it collided with trees, terrain and a commercial building during a forced landing shortly after takeoff.