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  • n  an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
  • n  (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane
  • n  a level of existence or development
    he lived on a worldly plane
  • n  a power tool for smoothing or shaping wood
  • n  a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood
    the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work
  • v  cut or remove with or as if with a plane
  • v  travel on the surface of water
  • v  make even or smooth, with or as with a carpenter's plane
    plane the top of the door
  • s  having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    a plane surface

  • Jose Mar Flores used a fake bomb to hijack the plane, then ordered the pilot to circle over Mexico City seven times.
  • Less than an hour later, the plane crashed in a paddy, killing 206 of the more than 300 passengers aboard.
  • Yes, yes, I've been banned from McCain's plane, though I don't consider it a big deal, which is why I haven't written about it.
News & Articles

  • Plane lost power twice before crashing in Herndon last month
    An initial report filed by federal investigators showed that the plane lost power twice before smashing through the roof of an apartment building.
    June 14, 2013 - Washington Post
  • Plane hits light pole at Nashville airport before Atlanta flight
    A plane at Nashville International Airport hit a light pole minutes before it was set to take off Thursday, sending passengers back to the terminal to await a later flight.
    June 14, 2013 - The Tennessean
  • Plane Crashes Into Hangar at Chino Airport
    A plane has crashed into a hangar at Chino Airport in San Bernardino County, California. No one has been reported as injured in the crash , which occurred while the jet was taxiing. The jet belonged to a private company called Grady International Inc., which is registered in Irvine. The jet was undergoing an engine test, according to KTLA , and was never intended to fly today. Three mechanics ...
    June 14, 2013 - Jalopnik
Quotes

  • Bertrand Piccard in The Associated Press
    The goal of the project is to have a solar-powered plane flying day and night without fuel,Piccard said. "This flight is crucial for the credibility of the project."
  • Michael Bloomberg in CNN International
    When our government has information on a known extremist and that information is not shared and acted upon as it should have been so that this extremist boards a plane with dangerous explosives that could have cost nearly 300 lives, a systemic... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA FOXNews (blog) http://www.google.com/url?q=http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/12/29/systemic-failure/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGt-SHWzvb_fIA9t91NK4NonCOjSg Dec 29, 2009 75004 101104 plane I had a long conversation with the pilot," Bloomberg said. "He walked the plane twice after everybody else was off, and tried to verify that there was nobody else on board, and assures us there were not."

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