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Video: Airplane gets blown sideways while attempting to land
Marketwatch ^ | December 5, 2013, 9:05 PM

Posted on 12/06/2013 12:05:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Never flying again,” one passenger tweeted. No kidding.

This video captures a terrifying attempt to land an Emirates 777 in Birmingham while whipping winds nearly pushed the plane into a right-angle approach. After two botched attempts, it finally diverted to Gatwick, the Birmingham Mail reported.

Kevon Miller, returning from a long holiday in Australia via Dubai, was on board watching the near-catastrophe take place on the screens inside the cabin. And, of course, he tweeted all about his horrifying experience.


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1 posted on 12/06/2013 12:05:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Cross winds. My plane was landing at Portland Intl. once and the plane was bouncing up and down and shearing from left to right so bad that I thought we were going to crash. The stewardesses didn’t seem to think it was any big deal, though.


2 posted on 12/06/2013 12:10:35 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just a silly observation but, what’s an Emirates plane doing in Alabama?


3 posted on 12/06/2013 12:11:37 PM PST by albie
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looks like a normal cross wind landing to me. Did a bunch of them in a Cessna 152 out of Hooks Airport in Spring, TX. It’s wild your first time and feels totally unnatural but definitely nothing unusual.

That article is pure tabloid journalism.


4 posted on 12/06/2013 12:11:53 PM PST by drunknsage
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We did nearly the same angle landing in Spokane, WA a few years ago. We came in at an angle and we watched out the window wondering what the pilot would do. A very smooth landing which we gave him great marks for!!

When we got off the plane we could hardly walk in the wind ourselves.


5 posted on 12/06/2013 12:12:29 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BUFF could have handled that with those steerable landing gear.


6 posted on 12/06/2013 12:14:35 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: albie

England... not Alabama


7 posted on 12/06/2013 12:18:06 PM PST by halo66
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To: YouGoTexasGirl

Had that happen landing in Tampa once. And landing there is bad enogh in good weather. It’s like you have to drop into a hole!


8 posted on 12/06/2013 12:20:25 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
In the comments someone inculded a youtube video of a B-52 with it's uniques landing gear handling crosswinds...link to one of them:

B-52H Landing & Crabbing @ RAF Fairford

9 posted on 12/06/2013 12:20:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: halo66

Oh. Haha.


10 posted on 12/06/2013 12:25:49 PM PST by albie
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To: YouGoTexasGirl

Got to experience a landing in Lubbock Texas on a Southwest 737. Plane got blown to the right so far that we were about to set down in the grass on two attempts. Third time was a charm. Pilot brought the plane down nose first and slammed the plane on to the runway. Overhead compartments flew open and all kinds of fun started with that.

Bottom line is a landing that you can walk away from is a good landing.


11 posted on 12/06/2013 12:27:25 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: All
Little Planes:

Light aircraft in WILD cross-wind landings at Tokoroa Airfield

12 posted on 12/06/2013 12:29:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: albie

Great B


13 posted on 12/06/2013 12:29:44 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Link at the "Mirror" didn't load for me, here it is on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LziQDgQ7lvU

14 posted on 12/06/2013 12:32:05 PM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yikes!


15 posted on 12/06/2013 12:32:24 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I’ve flown into Denver numerous time (Actually the plane flew in, I was along for the ride). Denver can have some great turbulence, being on the plaines with the mountains not very far away. Them mountains cause all types of thermal drafts. Sometimes it feels like riding a bronco (Denver Bronco) coming in for a landing...YEEHA!!!


16 posted on 12/06/2013 12:32:47 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bookmark


17 posted on 12/06/2013 12:34:02 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Dysart

Opps. This is an ordinary landing from August with no wind gusts, but just visualize if there were...still the linked video won’t load for me.


18 posted on 12/06/2013 12:35:53 PM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: y'all
Found it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF2wE_Em1F0

Great decision and recovery.

19 posted on 12/06/2013 12:37:49 PM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That landing would have been a cake walk for a B-52 pilot. Seems every picture of them landing, the plane is sideways.


20 posted on 12/06/2013 12:38:22 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Dysart

Thanks


21 posted on 12/06/2013 12:46:59 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: albie

Emirates does fly to the US, but not Alabama.

http://www.emirates.com/us/english/destinations_offers/destinations/america/unitedstates/index.aspx

And a couple other locations not listed above:

http://www.emirates.com/us/english/flash/route_map.aspx


22 posted on 12/06/2013 12:50:57 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: T-Bird45
Rode in an Ercoupe once. They has cantering gear. You just dropped it on the runway crabbed and the gear pivoted.
23 posted on 12/06/2013 12:59:41 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: drunknsage

Ya, planes land like that all the time here in Grande Prairie, Alberta.


24 posted on 12/06/2013 1:04:16 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: mountn man
And

AIR FORCE PLANE LANDS ON WRONG AIRSTRIP >

25 posted on 12/06/2013 1:04:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: CrazyIvan
Rode in an Ercoupe once.

The original Ercoupes had no independent rudder control so they could be difficult in crosswinds. One guy said you just land it crooked and then let go of the wheel.

Ercoupes had coordinated ailerons and rudders. Macy's sold them and advertised them as being as easy to fly as driving a car.

26 posted on 12/06/2013 1:04:40 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Youtube is filled with hundreds of videos of crosswind landings. The article said the plane made three aborted attempts and then diverted to another airport. I wonder if their pilots are any better than Asiana’s?


27 posted on 12/06/2013 1:08:12 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Took off from Newark, NJ one time. as a big storm was approaching. You could see small light planes that had tipped over, as we approached the take off area. Kinda scary to see that. Take-off was so turbulent , that I stopped looking over the seat back, as everyone’s head was jiggling all over. Really rough take-off. We were told that we were the last plane allowed to take-off. Just above the clouds, all was calm. Memorable experience.


28 posted on 12/06/2013 1:08:59 PM PST by Exit148
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To: albie
jolly 'ol England, my man...

29 posted on 12/06/2013 1:19:37 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

30 posted on 12/06/2013 2:08:28 PM PST by Bikkuri
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wow!


31 posted on 12/06/2013 2:39:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

There are two ways to do a crosswind landing, a side slip and a crab. That was the crab method, the slip method is much better in my opinion. The axis of the plane stays in line with the runway and you cross control the ailerons and the rudder. It is more work and takes a constant corrections on final but to me is much better. The crab takes no effort to set up until the end when you have to do 6 things all at once to straighten the aircraft so you don’t rip the landing gear off.


32 posted on 12/06/2013 2:48:01 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: drunknsage

Agreed. Not sure the pilot “botched” it. I once was on a flight from Toronto to Bermuda and after a couple of cracks at it the pilot turned around and we went back to Toronto to refuel and recrew.

It happens. This spring I was flying my 172 from KTMB to 1B1 and I had to refuel at a different airport on the way, and ultimately ended my trip at KPOU instead of 1B1.

I heard they had 90 mph winds in the UK this week so it wouldn’t be surprising to see crooked landings, go-arounds, and diversions.

Just another day at the office.


33 posted on 12/06/2013 2:51:41 PM PST by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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