working2gether From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 85 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14249 times:
I just got back from LHR tonight was talking with a United Flight Attendant. He said that the winds at LHR was so bad yesterday that one of their birds, a 777, had a wing strike on landing at LHR. I searched the Aviation Herald and here but couldn't see anything about a wing strike. So does anyone have any info about the incident? Thanks!
as739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6330 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5090 times:
Ok, do I have to be the first to say it. Your listening to a Flight Attendant?
Second, a wing of a 777 making ground contact on landing. Doubtful. That's a very tall wing and if your banking that far for wind correction then you shouldn't be landing. Were not talking about an MD80 here.
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