pancake landing


Definition of pancake landing

: a landing in which the airplane is stalled usually unintentionally above the landing surface causing it to drop abruptly in an approximately horizontal orientation with little forward motion

First Known Use of pancake landing

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Pancake landing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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