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.
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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'.

Submitted by WerterBuch on August 03, 2015

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