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  • F-16 ends up off runway while landing at Osan

    07/17/2013 7:54:03 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 11 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 16, 2013 | N/A
    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — An F-16 ended up off the runway surface while attempting to land at Osan Air Base on Tuesday. The pilot was recovered safely from the scene, while the aircraft remained off the side of the runway, said a statement from the 51st Fighter Wing. An investigation into the incident is under way. Osan was being buffeted by high winds at the time.
  • Boeing 777 & 747SP Landing In Severe Crosswind

    06/13/2006 11:42:07 PM PDT · by Eagle9 · 25 replies · 586+ views
    AirTalk.org ^ | June 14, 2006
    The engineers design the landing gear system, goes up for a design review, gets manufactured, the maintenance people install it, ops check it, then jack and retract the system; but then Boeing test crews have to actually prove the design. Before the landing gear sideload limits gets etched in stone in the -1 flight manual. So they sneak off to Brazil to do these tests at a certain remote BAF base famous for its continual atrocious crosswinds... This is some good piloting by the test pilots in getting these planes down. For some people it looks totally unnatural for an...