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hard landing

[′härd ¦land·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A landing made without deceleration, as by impact on the moon.

hard landing

An airplane landing in which the rate of descent has not been adequately checked just before touchdown. The resultant landing can cause damage to the aircraft structure, especially undercarriages. An aircraft must be inspected thoroughly according to the manufacturer's recommendations after a hard landing. Also called a heavy landing.
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Mumbai (National) [India], Mar 10 ( ANI ): The Indian Navy on Saturday successfully rescued all four crew members of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) helicopter that made a hard landing in Maharashtra's Raigad district.
Fourteen passengers were injured because of the hard landing, including one with serious injury" the report said, adding that all the injured passengers were hospitalised.
Hard' data (such as real GDP growth, retail sales, and industrial production) suggest that the economy has slowed down in an orderly manner, reducing fears about a potential hard landing," QNB said.
Policymakers in China are attempting to shift the economy away from its reliance on investment-driven growth and move it more towards consumption and while the IMF does not anticipate a hard landing in China, it said "porous" capital controls and "sizeable" capital flows linked to Beijing indicated the country's limited financial integration would change in the future.
Still, the BOK said the impact from China's slowing growth will likely be limited with the possibility of a hard landing for the Chinese economy still slim.
It would get serious for Germany if there were a hard landing -- that is, if there were growth of less than 3 percent.
Current stimulus measures appear to be sufficient to prevent a hard landing.
I think the chance of a hard landing is very low," Ma said.
The bank also said that the central bank could respond with more policy easing in the first half of 2015 to avoid a hard landing.
At about 1400 Eastern time, the airplane experienced a left main landing gear separation following a hard landing.
Dubai: The growing risk of a hard landing for China's economy would result in global economic slowdown by an average of 0.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry News) Wed, Feb 19, 2014 - A small experimental aircraft made a hard landing on Saturday near Eagle Peak Road near Julian, but its pilot was not injured, authorities said.