plummet (down) to earth

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plummet (down) to earth

To freefall down to the ground from a very great height. He teetered precariously on the edge of the building before plummeting to earth. The plane was plummeting down to earth when the pilot managed to get one of the engines back online and pulled the aircraft out of its freefall.
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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.
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He was protecting bombers targeting barges near Venice on March 5, 1945, when flak hit his Spitfire PT410 which plummeted to earth and exploded on impact.
British auction house Christie's is soon to open online bidding on a heart-shaped meteorite, one that plummeted to Earth over Siberia in 1947, reported CNN.
These are the horrifying first pictures taken as rescuers picked through the smoking wreckage of a cargo plane that plummeted to earth soon after take-off.
Stephen Forster, who works at Leeds Building Society's Silverlink office, plummeted to earth at speeds of 120mph in a charity skydive.
The ethereal cloud completely burst, along with the balloon I was hanging from as I plummeted to earth. I muttered and then muffled a cough.
The rocket, currently in the third stage, was said to have plummeted to Earth at 29,000 kilometres per hour on July 10.
The government did not admit Rasad had plummeted to earth until after the Iran Times pointed out that NASA's satellite tracking reports showed it no longer existed.
But then I plummeted to Earth when I realized that librarians can't promote individual items when the principle of buy-one-read-many prohibited any librarians from attempting to lure patrons with the promise of a specific item's availability.
She was pictured on television nervously smiling as her son, her very flesh and blood, plummeted to earth in his space suit.
Also huge news as the world saw Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner's free-fall sky-dive as he plummeted to earth, breaking the sound barrier, which really is deserving of the award for "Most impressive Austrian achievement for a single service for someone who's not Arnold Schwarzenegger".
Gordon Wilson was trapped in the crumpled wreckage of his PS7,000 microlight after the aircraft plummeted to earth during the Great North Fly In at Eshott Airfield in Northumberland on Saturday.
Four longtime Oregon Country Fair volunteers who died Saturday in a plane crash near Veneta had just taken off on a sightseeing tour when their rented, single-engine craft clipped at least one tree and plummeted to earth, officials said Monday.
At mid-morning Saturday, a special eight-member police mountain patrol team charged with locating the wreckage reached the site where the Sikorsky S-58 ET plummeted to earth.
AN OCCASION WHICH HAD BEEN BUBBLING WITH GLEEFUL PROMISE SUDDENLY PLUMMETED TO EARTH.