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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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