Use this tag for questions about emergency landings in water, in aircraft not designed for water landings. For emergency landings on land, use the "landing" and "emergency" tags instead.

Ditching is another term for an emergency landing on water, by an aircraft that isn't designed for water landings. US Airways 1549 is a very well-known (and successful) ditching.

Use this tag for all questions about ditching procedures, training, regulations etc.

Water landings by aircraft that are designed to do so are not considered ditchings; use the tag for these instead.