Airbus A380 Makes Difficult Crosswind Landing In Manchester

StoryfulPublished: February 3, 2017595,074 views
Published: February 3, 2017

A Fly Emirates Airbus A380 was landing in Manchester from Dubai, when it encountered some pretty fierce crosswinds. At the time, weather reports have stated that winds all over the north of England have reached 50 miles per hour, which of course made landing tricky.

The plane can be seen rocking side to side above the tarmac, while the winds were lifting the plane’s nose and disabling the landing gear to touch down. Hundreds of passengers aboard that plane had to endure the tricky landing during the Christmas season, when Storm Frank hit England, bringing gale-force winds. The plane was plagued by severe cross winds as it attempted to touch down at Manchester Airport. But the impact of the disastrous weather sent it flying - and this shock footage shows the moment the plane flew sideways in a desperate attempt to land. While it may look terrifying, it is actually a technique called a crab landing used by pilots in times of tumultuous weather

These occurrences are quite common all over the world; remember, planes glide on air currents and since they are not always a smooth mass, turbulence makes the plane sway, even so close to the ground. That is why pilot receive detailed training about landing procedures and use their skills day in and day out. High winds may be inconvenient, but they are not dangerous, even when they come across the runway.

Every pilot trains in landing at crosswind conditions, while also practicing to the airplane’s limits in a simulator. On the other hand, every new aircraft, certified to carry passengers, comes with a published crosswind limit, which is determined by a test pilot during the certification process.

And you wonder why people clap when the plane touches ground safely!

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