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shootdown

[shoot-doun] /ˈʃutˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
the attack and destruction of an aircraft in flight.
2.
the shooting and killing of someone in cold blood.
Also, shoot-down.
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  • And once the shootdown order was given, it was not communicated to the pilots.

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