plummet to earth

plummet to earth

to fall rapidly to earth from a great height. The rocket plummeted to earth and exploded as it struck. As the plane plummeted to earth, all the people on the ground were screaming.
See also: earth, plummet
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Bobbo had described his rapid fiery plummet to earth, and how he thought of his wife and children as he looked death in the face.
I prayed to the Gods of Chunky Burds not to let me fall out, get stuck or plummet to earth.
Russia''s space agency Roscosmos predicted that only between 20 and 30 fragments of the Phobos probe with a total weight of up to 440 pounds would survive the re-entry and plummet to Earth.
MOSCOW, Safar 21, 1433, Jan 15, 2012, SPA - Russia's space agency says its failed Mars moon probe will plummet to Earth within hours.
The breakthrough didn't come as perhaps it's supposed to, and I haven't done anything really grown up, like buying a Black and Decker Workmate or subscribing to the Economist, it was just that, after seeing yet another speculative pounds 20 note plummet to earth in the wake of a lumbering handicap steeplechaser, I realised I'd been punting for 38 years and I was still doing my conkers on a weekly basis while my three-year-old wandered round in rags and stole food from neighbours' dustbins.
The scene resembles one of those animated cartoons, when Tom or Sylvester chase a mouse off a cliff and only plummet to earth when they realise where they are.
While perched on the edge of massive 20-foot-wide, 38,000-pound, wing-shaped vehicles, the 2 1/2 minute thrill begins with a 200-foot climb facing the sky before flipping over headfirst, face down for a near vertical plummet to earth through a bank of fog.
The building is 630ft tall and the pair will plummet to earth at 75 km per hour.
Then the skies will fill with the coloured smoke of the country's premier Royal Artillery Parachute Team The Black Knights who will free-fall from nearly 12000 ft, and plummet to earth at up to 130 mph.
Then the skies will fill with the coloured smoke of the country's premier Royal Artillery Parachute Team, The Black Knights, who will freefall from nearly 12,000ft, plummet to earth at up to 130mph and perform a range of `air-o-batic' stunts and canopy formations before landing with pinpoint accuracy.
One-sentence plot: Nuclear explosion in a secret underground government lab triggers radical shifts in weather patterns, making rain clouds freeze en masse and plummet to Earth, really wrecking everything.
The three will plummet to earth in aid of the Sarah Gaisford Fund, set up to help the former rider, who is rehabilitating in the spinal treatment centre at Salisbury Hospital.
It will plummet to Earth at up to 15,200mph after being launched from the International Space Station in November.
Stiliyan Petrov's plummet to earth in front of the Holte End, just two minutes after Christie had fired Middlesbrough in front, was another classic of its genre.