from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of overfly.

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  • v. Simple past of overfly.


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  • NTSB investigating Northwest A320 'overflew' incident

    ATW Daily News

  • US National Transportation Safety Board last week launched an investigation into the Oct. 21 incident in which a Northwest Airlines A320 en route from San Diego to Minneapolis-St Paul "overflew" MSP.

    ATW Daily News

  • "A surveillance drone of the Israeli enemy" overflew "the area of Bint Jbeil at medium altitude" in the morning, the statement said.


  • Would we accept it if Russia overflew drones in our airspace and tried to target “Mexican terrorists” who were crossing the border, even if it were not so?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Predator Drone Warfare — Assorted Links

  • It was only on Monday that a surveillance plane from the Seychelles' coast guard overflew the vessel and spotted at least four pirates on deck, he said.

    Shipping company: pirates seize German vessel

  • HONOLULU (AP) The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed an initial finding that the captain and first officer of a flight that overflew its destination in Hawaii inadvertently fell asleep while the plane was on autopilot.

    NTSB issues final report on 'sleeping pilots' case

  • The NTSB on Monday issued its final report in the case of a 2008 go! airlines flight from Honolulu that overflew Hilo International Airport by 30 miles.

    NTSB issues final report on 'sleeping pilots' case

  • We gave our pitch as we overflew Europe Seif looking like he was itching for a drink as much as we were, though nobody dared pull the trigger when the hostess took orders.

    Michael Bronner: Civil War (Hold the Mustard...)

  • Speaking during his weekly television and radio program, Mr Chavez said the aircraft overflew a Venezuelan military base in the western state of Zulia after taking off from neighbouring Colombia.

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: December 21, 2009

  • Even now, I'm working on a story about how demonizing pilots like those on Northwest Flight 188 who overflew their destination, and the Colgan Air pilots who mishandled a stall and crashed in Buffalo last winter fails to get at the root causes of pilot error.

    What's Safe Above Applies Below Lessons from Aviation to Mining


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