instrument landing

noun

Definition of instrument landing 

: a landing made with limited visibility by means of instruments and by ground radio direction

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The Air Canada crew, cleared for a visual approach around midnight, failed to use the standard instrument landing system U.S. carriers typically require their pilots to rely on as a backup for precision approaches in similar circumstances. Andrew Tangel, WSJ, "Taxiway Collisions Emerge as Biggest Threat to U.S. Air Travelers," 25 Sep. 2018

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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