EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2457 posts, RR: 53 Posted (10 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6343 times:
Last Wednesday (10th Dec) I was on an easyJet flight from Edinburgh to London Luton, we seemed to be approaching the runway a bit quick, on touch down the left landing gear touched down very hard, we shot into the air before coming down on the right hand gear with the left gear still in the air, we bounced again before coming down on both rear wheels well off centre of the runway before swerving into the centre, we were still going fairly fast, the captain then slammed on some kind of brakes as everyone was forced forward.
Has anyone else had any awful landing experiences?
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6186 times:
The hardest i experienced was aboard an Ansett 767-200 on a flight from Melbourne-Coolangatta. The 767 hit down extremely hard and bounced then touched down again. I've head harder landing whilst flight training in light a/c though.
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6115 times:
This year (11th August) I was onboard a TCX A320 coming back from DLM, approaching EMA. We were seconds from touchdown and we had already gone over quite a bit of the runway. I thought we were a bit high. Then all of a sudden the pilot pushed the throttles back up and we were back up cirlcing round EMA! We came back round, lined up on the runway and made a really hard landing. It was my first go around!
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1825 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 6038 times:
I guess my worst landing was on the US Shuttle from DCA to LGA in August of 1999. It was raining pretty hard at LGA, and the plane (IMO) was going a bit faster than it should have been on final. We hit rather hard, bounced once, then hit hard again. About then the thrust reversers came on, and we stopped pretty fast. No harm done.
I also was on an AA MD-80 a few years ago landing at DCA. I don't remember if I was returning from DFW or ORD. The plane seemed to land ok, but the pilot put the thrust reversers on, it seemed even, before the nose gear was on the ground, causing everyone to lurch foward. Again, no harm done, but rather uncomfortable.
Mog From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5973 times:
Landing at BOM on the alternate runway can be tricky at the best of times.
Coming in to land during the monsoons with cross winds changing speed as well as direction as well as a aquaplaning special wet runway on a "get-home-quick" QTA flight from PNQ into BOM in June 2001, a Jet Airways B-737-800, with a few Air Force pilots sitting next to you in the tail giving running commentary.
Come in on wobbly wings, bending and dipping like a drunk ballerina, drop hard at the last moment with the outbound hold aircraft looking on in amazement, we skid all over the place and trays fall open, overhead bins pop handbags (never sit in the aisle again) and screams from all around.
Monsoon flying and landing in India is what keeps our faith in the Powers that Be alive.
Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 746 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5735 times:
Flying Haneda to Fukuoka, Skymark 767-300...
On approach, flying over the shore and downtown Fukuoka, the pilot waited until the last minute to drop all flaps and gear... I was a bit suprised.
When we touched down, oh boy, did you know it! It wasn't a landing, it was a forced impact. Very very hard and uncomfortable. Then, when I flew them back to Haneda, the same thing. We came down with a thud.
Flying the same route on JAL (except from Narita in a 772) the flaps and gear came down on schedule and the landing was soft.
OS-A330 From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5532 times:
TG from Bangkok to Phuket.
It was an evening flight, therefore dark outside. Heavy clouds, no possibility for the passengers to visually determine the altitude. It was a very calm approach, no turbulence..... but without any alert whatsoever it suddenly went WHAM.
We must have really "fallen" down the last 5-10 altitude meters onto the runway, the result was an enormous impact. Looking around the cabin, I noticed scared people grabbing their armrests in horror, not realising that what had happened was a simple landing. I myself was quite shocked as well, but calmed down immediately after seeing the runway lights, prooving that we had landed on the runway and not somewhere else
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5518 times:
My worst landing must have been on an MD11 of American Airlines flying from Tokyo to San Jose. We seemed to come in hot and high and the first hit was very hard (ex carrier pilot maybe) 2nd bounce was less hard and it finally stuck to the runway after that.
CVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5455 times:
I was on an AA B738 BUF-ORD. Weather at ORD wasn't the greatest, being cloudy and windy. Anyways, we hit the runway pretty hard, thus bouncing and causing a few people to shriek in the cabin, before we smoothly landed a second time.
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55 Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
My worst landidng was on an Olympic Airways A340-300 at JNB in 2002. We came in a bit high. i though we were gonna do a go-around. We went over the threshold mch higher than usual. I was expecting full power when suddenly this bloddy greek pilot cuts the throtle and slammed into the runway. Bounced twice and came to a stop at the end of the runway. The pilots thankfully apologized for the terreble landing
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12168 posts, RR: 35 Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5296 times:
We have a pretty short runway here in Jersey and the wind can be pretty strong; BA always seem to land pretty firmly; technically, they're not bad landings, but they certainly jar the old molars a bit!
I'm flying to Amsterdam with them tomorrow, back on Monday, so if the weather's anything like today, it'll be quite a "fun" arrival. Better to land firm and brake strongly than run off the end - particularly if you're landing on 27; the drop off the end could be, well, painful!
AV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1292 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5114 times:
The worst landing I experienced was a DL 763 flight from ATL - TPA. Upon the rather HARD touchdown, "several" stress the word several overhead bins opened and one movie projector cover came crashing DOWN!! Fortunately there was no one sitting underneath it but it also had chains to stop it detaching. I thought for sure the struts went through the wing!!
Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4424 posts, RR: 16 Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5112 times:
Frontier Airlines flight 216, SLC-DEN:
Upon reaching cruise altitude, FL330, Engine #2 exploded and flipped the plane, also causing cabin decompression. Aircraft had to make an emergency descent, the nearest airport was Vernal, UT, and the aircraft had to make the approach on one engine's power while still heavily loaded with pax and fuel.
Didn't make it. We went down about 200 yards from the runway threshold at vernal, in a small field surrounded by pine trees. VERY hard landing due to stall that even the Alpha-floor couldn't prevent......worst landing of my life.
.....oh wait......you mean in real life, not in FS2002 (with damage addon)
Well in real life I've never had a truly bad landing, but I did have a rough landing at LAS aboard a WN 733.
Tcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5067 times:
Worst landing was in 93 or 94, at Stapleton on CO...don't recall the aircraft type MD-80 maybe? Came in fighting crosswinds and touched one side down, then the other, etc., at least 3 times each side...just bouncing along the runways...(it wasn't the runways over I-70) My dad told me later that a CO aircraft had right side landing gear collapse 1 week earlier...glad he waited to tell me!