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Date: 12/06/13 03:39 PM

14 Responses to Plane Landing Attempt In Birmingham England

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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3062 posts
    December 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    Link: Plane Landing Attempt In Birmingham England - Crosswinds at the airport makes you want to take a train.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    December 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    Computer guides it on and tries to land. Pilot goes nopenopenopenopenopenope
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    If it`s Birmingham, the pilot was probably just drunk.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    December 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    I`ve been in a couple of those. Good decision.
    F*ck that landing and try again.
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    den3jlb Male 18-29
    364 posts
    December 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    It wasnt the wind, it was the fact that the pilot realised he was landing in Birmingham and said "forget this, I`m off".
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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    December 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm
    Hit a crosswind landing once. Not fun. Good thing the pilot knew his stuff.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Alternate caption: Jet Drifting in Birmingham!
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    agentsarahja Female 30-39
    124 posts
    December 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm
    The pilot made a good call. The landing is just as critical as the takeoff- if you can`t land properly then pull up,come back around and try again.
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    xcrnnr3210 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    December 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    It was an attempted "crab walk" landing. Difficult to do, but necessary for high cross winds.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    December 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Pussies, they were almost down. Punch through it and get on to the next stop you whiny little girls.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    December 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    I had the pleasure of riding in the copilot seat of a Beechcraft King Air and landing in a strong crosswind. I never want to experience anything like that ever again.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 6, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    Landing a small plane in a crosswind is tough, but it`s nothing like doing it in a big jet. The procedures are completely different.

    In a small plane, you can bank into the wind and put it down one wheel at a time. However, big jets can`t take all that weight on one set of wheels; they have to put both of the main gear down at the same time. That means they have to keep the plane level and crab into the wind, then kick the rudder to straighten it out at literally the last second before touchdown. Too early and they`ll start to drift off the runway in the downwind direction; too late and they`ll jump off the runway in the upwind direction -- that or just snap off the gear -- from hitting the runway with the plane turned at an angle.

    Looking through a long telephoto lens makes the angle look worse than it is, but I`d still give this one a pucker factor of ~8.
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    TrustyMadman Male 18-29
    144 posts
    December 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    So... I just watched a pilot making the correct call and aborting a landing. ^INSERT AN OPINION HERE THAT CONTINUES THIS THREAD^<<<< FAIL
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5880 posts
    December 7, 2013 at 3:48 am
    We`ve just had a large low-pressure system pass over the north of the UK, so it was a bit windy! We also had spring-tides, so lots of east-coast flood-damage. The Thames- barrier recorded the highest flood-surges since it was built. Hemsby had a few buildings fall in the sea.

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