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belly landing

Landing an aircraft with wheels retracted or partially down.
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As he was getting off in Portland--I was staying on--he said he had been on a plane whose landing gear went bad and they had to belly-land on the ice.
It looks like he found some flat land and was able to belly-land without the aircraft catching fire.
The plane was then forced to belly-land, damaging its fuselage and propellers.
As soon as the engines died, flight commander Damir Yusupov, 41, and second pilot Gregory Murzin, 23, spotted a strip of land and belly-landed the plain smoothly.
This after the Trek MTB bike of John Derick Farr and Lea Denise Belgira-and that of women's cross-country top bet Ariana Thea Patrice Dormitorio-remained in transit because of the mess at the Naia caused by a Xiamen Airways Boeing plane that belly-landed last Friday.