Scary Landing in Major Crosswinds

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago

You have to give this A320 pilot credit in getting his airplane on the ground despite the obvious crosswinds.
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Male 580
Wahoo.
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Male 7
"This is your captain speaking...please fasten your seatbelts and start praying as we are now experiencing a pooload of turbulence, the ground temperature is 40 degrees farenheit.
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Male 516
Yea, i wouldn´t have liked being in that plane. And, by the way, I think that the pilot mastered the situation souveranly
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Male 2
That happened in Hamburg, Germany, on last Saturday.
And the news say the wing touched the runway..
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Male 459
Please put your trays in the upright and locked position, then place your head firmly between your knees and kiss your ass goodbye.
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Female 427
::sigh:: hence my fear of flying.
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Female 1,492
yea...that`s why i drive everywhere
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Female 87
I`m sure a few passengers pooped ice blocks...yikes!
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Female 943
haha niice!
i`d so way to scared hah.
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Male 27
The airplane`s wing didn`t touch the runway, the dirt you see coming up is from the engines put to full thrust to climb again.
And such angled approaches aren`t that uncommon, the 60 knots winds are that the Hamburg Airport had that day. And cross wind landings are part of flight school, as you most likely have to touchdown like that on runways near the sea or in a narrow valley where winds are constant and easily build up.
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Female 920
this scares me because my boyfriend is soon going to begin triaining to become a commercial airline pilot. :(
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Male 788
haha i would be like F*****CK!!! haha
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Male 60
for those who dont know, pilots are trained to land like that in crosswinds :P
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Male 1,266
Erm credit for getting on the ground? He flew away, the chicken!
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Male 431
landing???? doesnt that usually involve stopping on the ground??
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Male 21
"please lift your tray tables and seats to the upright position"

hell naw if it was that kind of landing

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Male 666
Yeah, this is nothing. I was once in a 747 that landed in a hurricane, in the dark, at around midnight. The pilot attempted and failed to land at least 5 times, and when the he finally landed, the plane bounced like 50 times and the landing felt like a brick dropping onto the ground. My butt was hurting by the time the plane finally completed landing.
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Male 12,138
^^jkahoon,

Jesus woman, what airline are you using? Think maybe it`s time to change carriers?

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Male 135
yea, all i have to say...fu*k that...fu*k that
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Male 128
I always wonder whether commercial aircrafts have pilot ejection seats like fighter aircrafts?

Imagine the air hostess announcing that the pilot of your flight has just ejected himself and we are waiting for the plane to crash

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Male 128
crap..he did not land
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Male 5,970
wow that would be scary
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Female 178
Pfft. That`s nothing. I can`t even tell you how many flights I`ve been on where I`ve experienced much worse (Rapid decompression, falling 3,000 feet in mid flight, engine failure in flight etc..) At least the pilot was smart enough to go missed and abort the landing.
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Female 1,002
They`ve got nads of steel for doing that.
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Female 393
uhmm....that WASNT A LANDING!! a landing is when you TOUCH DOWN on the runway and SLOW TO A STOP and TAXI off the RUNWAY. duhh. btw thats freaking scary because the left wing went into the runway :-O
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Male 275
I want to know did the plane land... :(
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Female 322
"i bet the passengers on that plane all shat themselves"

I think I just shat myself merely watching the video.

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Male 10,440
its not so suspenseful playing flight simulator.
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Female 1,470
Nice landing
but wtf a take off?
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Male 396
damn i would hate to be a passanger on that plane
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Female 252
And that is why we put our seatbelts on.
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Male 8
I`m sure that the pilot was in an uncomfortable situation already to attempt that landing. Possibly low on fuel and couldn`t make his alternate airport?
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Male 37
My uncle is a pilot...that`s the same plane he flies every day the A320 for JetBlue
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Male 490
Well description fails big time...

But I can devinitely imagine everyone on the plane saying "OH poo" at the same time when just before trying to land one of the wings almost touched the ground.

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Male 31
Anybody know where that is?
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Male 12,138
^^ @Loofah, Air Traffic Control can give clearance, but it`s the pilot`s decision whether he/she wants to attempt a landing given the conditions...
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Male 34
He didn`t actually land...
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Male 2,113
not bad
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Male 376
incredible...but yeah, what`s that about landing?
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Male 3,301
Im surprised the tower even gave him clearance to land in the first place.
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Male 356
This is where the "I AM GOING TO DIE" guy would not be very helpful.
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Female 960
Jesus...and I`m in training to be a flight attendant, too.
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Male 724
You have to give this A320 pilot credit in getting his airplane on the ground despite the obvious crosswinds.

We should give him points for not getting his plane on the ground.

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Male 91
learn your vectors people!
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Male 822
i would have pooped myself
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Male 420
i bet the passengers on that plane all shat themselves
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Male 970
somewhere in germany OOOOOOOOLD
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Male 1,217
That was friggin` awesome.
Much better than the Prince Harry link.
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Male 12,138
I thought from the description that he was going to land it... fail!

Better collection of crosswinds landings posted a few months ago

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=26299

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Male 211
Now that`s what I call a sticky situation.
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Male 19,873
Link: Scary Landing in Major Crosswinds [Rate Link] - You have to give this A320 pilot credit in getting his airplane on the ground despite the obvious crosswinds.
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