Mikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
To land like that, just crab into the wind and land.
Jetpilot, the pilots aren't being lazy. In a 747 the pilots cant slip wing low into the crosswind because they have engines hanging off halfway down the wing! Take a closer look at the picture and look at how close the engines are to the ground wings level.
JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 30 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1684 times:
The DC8, which I have flown, is more restrictive of bank angle when in ground efect than the 747. The max bank allowed on a DC8 is 7 degrees. Anything more and you are in danger of scraping an engine.
The proper procedure for landing in a crosswind is to approach in a crab and kick in the rudder just before touchdown. You are limited in your bank but not prohibitted.
The rudder in the above picture is completely faired wit hthe stabilizer. It's a sloppy landing. It happens. But If I were the captain and I saw the first officer landing like this I would have been screaming "how about some rudder".
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4104 posts, RR: 38 Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1663 times:
How do they do that?
Answer: Forget everything they were ever taught about landing in a crosswind. That is the absolute worst crosswind landing ive ever seen. You do not land an airplane crabbed..it can screw up the landing gear and toasts the tires- even if it has wide engines. My dad used to fly the 747 and he performed normal crosswind landings in that puppy... It looks like the pilot also maybe misaligned on final.
FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
I think this guy screwed up the landing some way or another,but some planes are actually recommended to land with a crab in x-wind conditions.
Dornier told us that their DO-228 should be landed with a crab,and the x-wind landings actually turned out better that way!
Many jet fighters also land with a crab.
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6448 posts, RR: 56 Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
Mr. Boeing's 747s can take a far worse battering than that on landing!!! No doubt you have seen HKGSpotter1's photos of the Air China landing at Kai Tak with a huge crab angle, or my sequence of the NCA landing, also at Kai Tak with a huge crab angle? Both times, little or no damage was done to the aircaft. People land like that all the time!!!