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pancake landing

noun [C] uk   us  
an occasion when an aircraft lands without using its wheels by dropping onto the ground from a low height, because it has a problem and cannot continue to fly
Translations of “pancake landing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 垂直著陸,平降…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平坠着陆,平降…
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