bought the farm

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A fatality in private aviation for any number of Airframe and Engine {A&E} failures, pilot error or weather related problems.

The unfortunate student pilot 'bought the farm' when he hit the stone wall at the end of the grassy runway when the engine failed him on his 'lift-off'.


bought the farm

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Simple past tense and past participle of buy the farm: died; often refers to death in battle.


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