forced landing

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Synonyms for forced landing

an unscheduled airplane landing that is made under circumstances (engine failure or adverse weather) not under the pilot's control

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On July 15 in1941 a Miles Master, singleengined trainer - a wheels up forced landing near Medomsley.
In1942 a Hawker Hurricane had to make a forced landing at or near Castleside?
Airport spokeswoman Stacy Geere said crashes and even forced landings are extremely rare at Van Nuys, although specific figures were not immediately available.
2 -- color) The pilot sits in the downed Cessna 402's hatchway Wednesday as investigators ask about the circumstances of his forced landing.
But the information that the FAA plans to make available will allow anyone with access to the World Wide Web to search through nearly 20 years of data, using a software ``search engine,'' to spot incidents of equipment failure, forced landings and other incidents.