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A catastrophic event where an airplane collides with an object, the ground, or the ocean. In contrast to a car crash, more likely than not all persons on board are dead due to the extraordinary-high magnitude of impact.

Such examples included the break-up of TWA Flight 800, the disappearance of Air France Flight 447 and ValuJet Flight 592.
It's hard to imagine that airplanes are actually the safest form of travel. The thing is, in a plane crash - everyone dies. At least in a car crash there are different levels of injury, possibly but not likely death.
by NWeiner December 30, 2011
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The term for the most blunt and honest type of suggestion given to someone in a time of strife.
US Coast Guard admiral Richard Larrabee said after finding pieces of wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 990 "We believe at this point it is in everyones best interests to no longer expect we will find survivors in this case".
by NWeiner February 7, 2012
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The minimum speed that should be even considered safe to travel at, unless weather conditions are that messy to deem otherwise.
Speed Limit 55 on the Interstate means driving below that speed can be considered an impediment to the flow of traffic.
by NWeiner July 19, 2010
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