Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle crash-landing
, past tense , past participle crash-landed
If a pilot crash-lands
an aircraft, or if it crash-lands
, it lands more quickly and less safely than usual
, for example
when there is something wrong
with the aircraft, and it cannot land normally
He arrives in his biplane and crash lands it in a tree.
A light aircraft crash-landed on a putting green yesterday.
Word forms: plural crash-landings
His plane made a crash-landing during a sandstorm yesterday.
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