land on

land (up)on someone or something

to light on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) A bee landed upon her and frightened her. The spoon I dropped landed on the cake and ruined the icing.
See also: land, on

land on

see under jump all over; for land on one's feet, see fall on one's feet.
See also: land, on
References in classic literature ?
The taking of Departure, if not the last sight of the land, is, perhaps, the last professional recognition of the land on the part of a sailor.