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    Senior Member martin's Avatar
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    Default For airplane fans here

    Almost a crashlanding of an A320 in Hamburg during storm "Emma" on Saturday. Puhhh

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    Oh sh###...

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    Thumbs up Almost ...

    Unique video but would not be happy to be sittung in that plane
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    I heard about that on the news, and was going to go look for the video. Thanks for putting it up here so I didn't have to go hunting for it.

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    In addition to GEH, I also hang out on a few aviation related forums - mostly FlyerTalk.com.

    Airplanes can and do land in crosswinds all the time. It's believed that the Lufthansa flight landing in Hamburg had crosswinds of 25 knots, then a 70 knot gust hit just as the wheels were a few feet above the ground. The laws of physics state clearly that the wing pointing towards the wind is going to lift in this situation. Conversely, the opposite wing has to go down.

    If you want to see some absolutely unreal crosswind landings, look at the Boeing certification tests as pilots land a 777's and a 747 - http://www.metacafe.com/watch/39256/crosswinds/

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    From what I can tell, the pilot was mad to try and land in such conditions, And only in todays paper did I find out that the wing actually clipped the ground. That could have been a pretty bad situtation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appletom View Post
    If you want to see some absolutely unreal crosswind landings, look at the Boeing certification tests as pilots land a 777's and a 747 - http://www.metacafe.com/watch/39256/crosswinds/
    Must be quite a stress for the running gear...

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