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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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A China hard landing would mean the Middle East would experience weaker exports, lower tourism and business activity and probably resurgence of risk aversion by global companies," Behravesh said.
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The characteristics of a Chinese hard landing are well known from the Great Recession of 2008-2009.
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Judging by the recent run of weaker growth data from China, the move doesn't run the risk of seeing a stronger Yuan - the currency, already challenged, faces the prospect of a hard landing amidst the backdrop of slowing output growth - Friday's data showed that quarterly growth was the most sluggish in more than three years at 8.
Hard landing possible China's factory sector shrank the most in 32 months in November on signs of domestic economic weakness, a preliminary PMI survey showed, reviving worries that China may be slipping towards a hard landing and fuelling fears of a global recession.
Weakness in mainland property, which along with Chinese banks have bled heavily since August as investors bet on a hard landing in China, also suggested some investors remained bearish on China.
Moreover "China 2012: From Miracle to Meltdown" assesses the impact of a Chinese hard landing on the regional economy.
The continued deceleration in the vast manufacturing sector pointed to a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy, but analysts see little near-term risks of a hard landing due to resilient domestic demand.
One event resulted in a nose gear collapse after a hard landing and another event resulted in a tail strike during a landing that was aborted because of the oscillations.
Delta officials have not determined if Saturday's engine fire incident on a plane making a hard landing in Atlanta will affect other flights, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported on Wednesday.