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Where an aircraft could crash with her pilot (8)


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'where an aircraft' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot understand how one could define the other.

'crash with her pilot' is the wordplay.
'crash' indicates an anagram.
'with' says to put letters next to each other.
'her' put next to 'pilot' is 'herpilot'.
'herpilot' is an anagram of 'HELIPORT'.

'could' is the link.

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(Other definitions for heliport that I've seen before include "Landing-place" , "Landing place for small aircraft" , "Landing pad" , "Home for choppers?" , "Transport station" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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