Definition of pancake landing in English:

pancake landing

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noun

  • An emergency landing in which an aircraft levels out close to the ground and drops vertically with its undercarriage still retracted.
    More example sentences
    • The pilot couldn't lower all the wheels so he had to make a pancake landing.
    • Flying too slowly resulting in a stall and "pancake" landing is a common accident.

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