precautionary landing


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precautionary landing

A landing either on land or water made as a precaution when in the judgment of responsible persons a hazard exists in continuing the flight.
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KABUL (PAN): A Coalition helicopter made a precautionary landing in the Sabari district of Khost province earlier Monday.
En route to Tinker, the IP coordinated and began an en route fuel dump to facilitate a precautionary landing at normal gross weight.
The pilot identified a field and a successful precautionary landing was carried out with no damage to the aircraft or injuries to the occupants.
Air Safety Week reports that around one in three of these suspected problems results in a precautionary landing, often because flight crews simply do not have the diagnostic tools needed to locate the sources of smoke or fire.
Sunshine Airlines, which chartered the plane to carry passengers to Arizona, issued a statement saying that on the day of the crash, the pilot made a precautionary landing at Bullhead City, Ariz.
The Air Corps pilot was forced to make a precautionary landing at the helipad at a nearby golf and fishing club at 3.
My bang began when, due to a maintenance problem we had been experiencing on newly modified jet engines, Thunderbird #2 had to make a precautionary landing at Indian Springs AFAF, about 60 miles away from Nellis.
He made a precautionary landing because he believed he momentarily lost'' hydraulic control, Johnson said.
About five minutes later it had reached a safe altitude and diverted to Gatwick for a precautionary landing.
The Army said: "This was not a crash landing, it was not a crash, it was a precautionary landing with no risk to the pilot or anybody else.