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Noun: forced landing  forst lan-ding
  1. An unscheduled aeroplane landing that is made under circumstances (engine failure or adverse weather) not under the pilot's control
    - emergency landing

Derived forms: forced landings

Type of: aeroplane landing [Brit], aircraft landing, airplane landing [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Forced landing