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landfall

noun [C or U]     /ˈlænd.fɔːl/ US  /-fɑːl/
the first land that is reached or seen at the end of a journey across the sea or through the air , or the fact of arriving there: Shannon Airport in Ireland was the first European landfall for planes flying from North America . After a long and gruelling flight , they finally made landfall in Florida.Arrivals and departuresTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air
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