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#270009 - 03/03/08 03:28 PM Hairy landing
No, not the name of a new resort. Check out http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/ukcorrespondents/weirdwiredweb/february2008/germany.htm to see an Airbus tipping over onto a wingtip as it tried to land in high winds.

#270044 - 03/03/08 07:50 PM Re: Hairy landing [Re: ]
Bill Mc Ghee Offline
That Pilot and co-Pilot deserve a raise. Wonderful recovery from what could have been a disaster.
My hats off to them.
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#270047 - 03/03/08 07:57 PM Re: Hairy landing [Re: Bill Mc Ghee]
travelqueen Offline
Who films plane landings? How boring...

#270051 - 03/03/08 08:17 PM Re: Hairy landing [Re: travelqueen]
PalapaBob Offline
Not when the wind is blowing that hard TQ!
I've already told you more than I know.

#270054 - 03/03/08 08:28 PM Re: Hairy landing [Re: PalapaBob]
travelqueen Offline
I guess not! Next time the wind blows hard I'll drive over to the aiport wit my video camera in hopes to make a lil cash... ugh.

#270067 - 03/03/08 09:42 PM Re: Hairy landing [Re: travelqueen]
LaurieMar Offline
Reminds me of a very scary few minutes before landing that I experienced years ago in Orange County - wild wind shear - thought we were going to be blown over sideways.

#270068 - 03/03/08 09:46 PM Re: Hairy landing [Re: LaurieMar]
PalapaBob Offline
Happened to me once flying into DC, not pleasent to say the least.
I've already told you more than I know.

#270182 - 03/04/08 05:25 PM Re: Hairy landing [Re: PalapaBob]
Shopgirl Offline
P2 you are quicker than the news!! They broadcast this on Nightline last night! LOL
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#270216 - 03/04/08 09:16 PM Re: Hairy landing [Re: Shopgirl]
I was a passenger on a jet that landed at Aberdeen Airport in Scotland some years back. We landed on one main wheel with the other side at least 20 degrees up, and stayed that way for half the runway length until we lost enough speed for the whole plane to settle. The few pilots on board (myself included) cheered wildly at a very skillful job, whereas the rest of the passengers wondered what all the fuss was about.

IMO opinion the pilot of the Airbus at Hamburg got it wrong. Once the main gear was down he should have set the ailerons to keep the right wing down, probably also set the rudder the same way, and kept the plane straight on the brakes/engines. But from the video it seems he didn't. It's not easy, but that's one reason airline pilots earn good salaries.

I suspect he wasn't that experienced landing in a strong gusty crosswind. From the video it didn't look as if the wind was above limits for the aircraft, and he did set it down successfully on the second attempt.

#270312 - 03/05/08 03:57 AM Re: Hairy landing [Re: ]
jenni sharp Offline
and i thought landing at lighthouse reef resort was scary


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