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Topic: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: rocket45
Posted 2013-03-20 15:57:18 and read 7485 times.

On March 13 Naita had exceptional strong winds. Delta diverted over 50% of their arrivals. The following 388 landing is some indication of the breezy day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQW6ThGILq4

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: Phen
Posted 2013-03-20 16:15:28 and read 7417 times.

Wow that is stunning. Nearly had a nicely scraped nacelle on the port side!

Reminds me of this old chestnut: http://youtu.be/xo2JhzOakR4 

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: rocket45
Posted 2013-03-20 16:45:23 and read 7329 times.

I have never seen that particular landing before. It was like the 777 took on it its own to make that landing finally come out safely. What a great airplane Boeing built.

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: william
Posted 2013-03-20 18:10:55 and read 7080 times.

Quoting Phen (Reply 1):
Wow that is stunning. Nearly had a nicely scraped nacelle on the port side!

Reminds me of this old chestnut: http://youtu.be/xo2JhzOakR4

"....Uh.....Mechanical can you meet the 777 at gate 2 please?....."

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: B747forever
Posted 2013-03-20 18:38:36 and read 6977 times.

Wow, NRT seems to be famous for these kind of landings. How often is the airport affected by this kind of weather?

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: spacecadet
Posted 2013-03-20 21:57:08 and read 6687 times.

How often is the airport affected by this kind of weather?

Well the OP says this was "exceptional", and I don't doubt that if 50% of Delta's flights diverted. But Narita is notorious for gusty crosswinds. I fly there once or twice a year and I don't think I've ever *not* had a roller coaster landing. I definitely experienced one landing that was probably similar on the outside to that A380 touchdown, where I really thought our 744 was going over on its side or heading off the runway. I mean I felt some real sideways G-forces, and definitely could tell the plane was not level on the ground. It was like being in a ship in rough seas, we were listing from side to side literally until we slowed to taxi speed.

Narita's only got runways facing in one direction so there are going to be crosswind landings, but they always seem particularly gusty there.

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: DTW2HYD
Posted 2013-03-21 11:10:45 and read 4989 times.

Do they go through extensive checks after such landings for structural damage or just routine inspection.

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: SkyHigh777
Posted 2013-03-21 12:39:19 and read 4035 times.

Quoting rocket45 (Reply 2):

Wow it would be great to see the video from inside that cabin - I wonder if one exists??

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: Prost
Posted 2013-03-21 12:53:01 and read 3865 times.

Quoting SkyHigh777 (Reply 7):



Wow it would be great to see the video from inside that cabin - I wonder if one exists??


I imagine the interior of that Thai aircraft was just as colorful as the exterior  

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: sweair
Posted 2013-03-21 13:29:57 and read 3456 times.

That must have been scary for the passengers? When that thing moves it moves..

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: Pugman211
Posted 2013-03-21 13:55:31 and read 3154 times.

That's what you call testing A380 wings for cracked ribs to the max.

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: BonzoLab
Posted 2013-03-21 14:01:32 and read 3065 times.

What is the XW technique for landing an A380? It looks like kicking it straight and dipping the windward wing down could easily result in a pod scrap!

Topic: RE: Strong Winds At Narita
Username: D L X
Posted 2013-03-21 14:08:21 and read 2964 times.

I was flying out of NRT at that time! MAN OH MAN was that a crazy day in Tokyo. Not only were the winds nuts at the airport, but downtown as well. Dangerously so even, as at one point, the wind picked up a metal cafe sign and threw it towards me forcing me to duck.

Our flight out (SQ12, an A388) ended up being delayed after boarding. The winds rocked the plane back and forth at the gate for probably about an hour before we were allowed to taxi and take off. Watching all the planes land, however, we could see them just being tossed around, including the big 777s and 747s.

I've never seen wind like that.

Check out 5:29 of this one, same day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaQ2El-cG9Y If you see a SQ388, look carefully, and you might see me.

[Edited 2013-03-21 14:12:23]


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