Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5641 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8171 times:
This is called: Landing in ONT during Santa Ana wind events. It happens 5-6 times per year, usually in the mid spring and fall, and is generally (but not always) associated with a strong low centered over SLC, and the wind heating up adiabatically and increasing velocity as it flows down to the coast.
By the way: this video was taken sometime in the early 90's.
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Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 2): I think this video or another version said there was 40KT+ crosswinds and I guess it diverted and later came back to ONT when the wind died down.
Exactly what it is. At about 14 seconds into the video, you can see a piece of FOD fly by the camera view. It was blowing strong that day. You can also see the dust and how the exhaust from the engine is blowing from the wind.
NBGSkyGod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 672 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7089 times:
That video was taken in the mid 90's at ONT. It was durring a severe Santa Ana wind day, I believe the gust was clocked at close to 100mph. The plane diverted to LAX and returned later that day to ONT. I remember it made the local news that day.
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Quoting Jpax (Reply 5): saw the title, and knew exactly what video awaited me. It is as old as time,
As with all of the above, it is really a quite famous and aged video amongst online aviation fans, i would guess most a.netters has seen this so many times and at least a couple of years back. It is listed under cross wind landings so that has always answered the issue question and its famed just as much for being a DC-8
What bemuses me is the member who's posted this claims to be a pilot, maybe as i and a couple of other members have mentioned this, NetJetAndy, maybe you can now explain to us all!!
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Tb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1459 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4695 times:
Quoting Columba (Reply 17): Apart from the heavy cross winds, the video made me wonder if the Dc 8 always land with the nose down like this ?
The pilots pulled up the nose very late, too late for my taste.......
DC-8's don't have any leading edge devices(like slats, DLE's or any kind of Kruger flap) they land a little nose down because of the aerodynamics. You'll also notice the DC-9-10 series also land nose down because of the same reason along with CRJ's, Learjets and even on a lot of the older planes like DC-6's.
SFOnative From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3078 times:
Quoting NEMA (Reply 22): As with all of the above, it is really a quite famous and aged video amongst online aviation fans, i would guess most a.netters has seen this so many times and at least a couple of years back. It is listed under cross wind landings so that has always answered the issue question and its famed just as much for being a DC-8
Quoting NEMA (Reply 22): What bemuses me is the member who's posted this claims to be a pilot
What bemuses me is the irony in your own comment.
You seemingly scold another user for posting a redundant topic with a redundant response in and of itself!
25 Flighty: Wasn't there a contact of engine cowling against dirt in this video? It looks like the inboard starboard motor got a good whack against the ground. Lo