Definition of crash-land in English:

crash-land

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verb

[no object]
(Of an aircraft) land roughly in an emergency, typically without lowering the undercarriage: (as noun crash-landing) his plane made a crash-landing on a motorway
More example sentences
  • A pilot who narrowly escaped injury when his light aircraft crash-landed at a farm airstrip near Swindon has blamed soft ground as one possible cause of the incident.
  • The third airlift was a total disaster, with bundles dropping into enemy hands and planes and gliders crash-landing throughout the area.
  • All but seven of the 80 crew members survived, even though most had to bail out or crash-land because their aircraft ran out of fuel before reaching landing sites in China.

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