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Top 10 Crosswind and Scary Aircraft Landings

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posted on May, 24 2008 @ 09:24 PM
OK, I was not sure where to put this but I figured it would find the most interested people in here. I have seen some crazy landings but there were several in here that I missed. Pretty cool clip if you are into hairball landings.

Personally, I much prefer to exit an aircraft at altitude and take my own chances landing...

LiveLeak Video Collage

(Not sure why they put this in the Mature section, this clip is work safe)

posted on May, 24 2008 @ 10:35 PM
Holy crap.. that last one was gut-wrenching!! I feel sorry for the people who were on-board that plane.. I think I literally would of shat myself.

posted on May, 26 2008 @ 04:34 AM
Been on one of those in Frankfurt on a LH 737 500. Also been on one of those at Köln-Bonn 737 500 (Lufthansa again) all this year and yes I did. So did the flight crew, no smiling cabin crew on that flight. They were worried. AND no-one clapped, a really irritating habit for the frequent flier...LOL
I take about between 80 and 100 flights a year (yes I know Carbon footprint I am kiling the planet) for my job and some are bound to be like that. The discovery channel my wife does NOT watch is Air Crash Investigation.

Perhaps an interesting topic for the forum would be landing styles of different airlines, at least in my experience the Lufthansa guys are in a league of their own for landings with a certain panache. Perhaps that's why my German colleagues call lufthansa the "Luftwaffe". That and the fact that you practically have to dying of thirst to get a drink in business. inkl

posted on May, 26 2008 @ 05:05 AM
reply to post by Deharg

Brings to mind a Lufthansa flight I took to Dusseldorf last year. Upon landing, the pilot decided to take a nearer taxiway off the runway to get to the gate quicker. So, still carrying a lot of speed he just veers off to the left at high speed - everyone was hanging on and leaning to the right as he made this high speed turn.

I swear, if he'd had a handbrake he'd have tried to drift it sideways on the bend.

[edit on 26-5-2008 by Britguy]

posted on May, 26 2008 @ 05:10 AM
Shoot. You brought back bad juju System. My girlfriend and I were flying into Tampa Int. on holiday at the tail end of a tropical storm in 96. Dang thing landed 20 degrees off center when wheels caught and straightened us out. Heard a business man say first time I ever land sideways? Did I say I hate flying and spiders?

posted on May, 26 2008 @ 07:50 AM

Originally posted by jpm1602
Did I say I hate flying and spiders?

Just a bit of advice for you. You should really, REALLY try to avoid flying into Iran at this time. I have it on pretty good authority that there are many "giant Iranian radiation/gene splicing terrrorist spiders" crawling around over there. Last thing you wanna do is get off a plane after a hairball landing and then run smack dab into one of those.....

On a different note, here is another clip of an airliner landing. The landing is ok but the approach path is absolutely NUTS!

LiveLeak Video
(work safe)

posted on May, 27 2008 @ 04:52 AM
The early exit to the taxiway is exactly what I mean by landing with a certain "panache", they (lufthansa) do it routinely at Köln Bonn despite it being a huge runway there (designated shuttle landing strip), Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, always makes me smile when I see people who are not expecting it.
US airlines must have instructions not to do this (too much maintenance on the brakes ??) as they simply run down and turn off all leasurely like.
The LH guys pump those brakes and all sorts of shenanigans to slow down ooops nearly missed it there etc.
My father in law was a pilot with BA (BEA as was) and he said it used to be great fun the stay up with the sun when everyone else was down below in the grey and wet. He used to fly into Berlin and get Buzzed by East german jet fighters on a routine basis. Off topic I know but he used to tell a good story before retiring to the trident (one for you Waynos) park in the sky.

Anyway OP well done good topic thanks ........

posted on May, 27 2008 @ 12:00 PM
crosswind landings are not so bad with powered flight when you have engines to
help you stabilize.
All you carbon foot-printers try em' crosswind landings in a glider.. now thats really scary.. awesome actually.. real control it takes to get a glider down on a srong crosswind.
Similar difficulty with those two seater propeller types.

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