forced landing

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Noun1.forced landing - an unscheduled airplane landing that is made under circumstances (engine failure or adverse weather) not under the pilot's control
aircraft landing, airplane landing - landing an aircraft
crash landing - an emergency landing under circumstances where a normal landing is impossible (usually damaging the aircraft)
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The airplane was substantially damaged at about 1200 Eastern time when it experienced a total loss of engine power and was force-landed to a road.
The engine would not sustain power and the pilot force-landed the airplane in a nearby field.
At about 1535 Atlantic time, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power and force-landed on a closed airfield.