Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10985 times:
What a frightning video indeed...Fortunately, the crew decided to go around apparently, even though they initially thought they could land the plane (otherwise they wouldn't have made it so close to landing the aircraft)...
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10999 times:
Hey I think he was doing pretty well up until when he nearly crashed!! .
There were a couple of video's at the start of last year here in Britain where we had very strong winds, a couple of aircraft had real trouble at LBA and I think one at BHX (a corporate jet of some sort) scraped its wing along the runway.
Makes me want to get to the airport even more when there are windy conditions .
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10892 times:
I have seen some approaches to an aircraft carrier that would make that look like a "good" approach! Problem is at sea, there usually is not a 'divert' field nearby, so a go around is usually the only option. And the runway is only a few minutes from pointing straight into the wind....
I like a good bumpy roller coaster ride sometimes when I fly, just......not that close to the ground!
Stratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1074 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10865 times:
I´d say that pilot was both brilliant and an idiot for trying to pull that stunt off.
I have seen many landings in stormy weather but either they made it or did a go arround while being well above the ground.
727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10542 times:
damn... I had to watch that twice just to make sure I wasn't seeing things! the plane literally danced effortlessly - any minute I expected to see a big, masculine A340 ask it to dance.
in all seriousness, that could've turned out horribly. I'm so glad it didn't, even if it was scary.