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fly into (someone or something)

1. To travel to a particular destination by airplane. I'm flying into Philly on Thursday—can you pick me up at the airport?
2. To arrange for someone or something travel to some place via airplane. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "fly" and "into." They want to fly me into Dallas for an interview with the president of the company. The government was forced to use helicopters to fly emergency supplies into the flooded city.
3. To travel into a weather-related condition while flying. There was a lot of turbulence because we flew into a storm.
4. To collide with someone or something while moving through the air. A miscommunication with air traffic control led to those two planes flying into each other. I didn't see him throw the Frisbee, and it flew straight into me.
See also: fly

fly into something

 
1. . and fly in to go to something or some place by air; to arrive by air. When are you going to fly into the airport? We will fly into Detroit tomorrow.
2. to crash into something while flying. Birds sometimes fly into tall buildings.
3. to pass into something, such as fog, clouds, wind, etc., while flying. We flew into some clouds, but the flight was not rough. The plane flew into some fog as it was landing.
See also: fly
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Inspector Boal said: "It appears that the peregrine falcon may have injured himself by flying into something. I rushed him to the animal hospital and they did all they could.
I don't know of any experienced pilots who downsized their IFR flying into something without a decent autopilot.
The bird, who was brought to the sanctuary from Solihull, lost his wing after flying into something and will now be called Nelson.