|Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):|
What is exactely "the wrong side of Runway" ?
Do you mean that they landed on Rwy 36R instead of 16L ?
|Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 4):|
landing/takeoff direction should be from north to south, which A380 landed from south, facing northward
|Quoting SB (Reply 6):|
According to the translation the aircraft landed properly, but then did a 160° turn to exit the runway.
|Quoting Solnabo (Reply 9):|
The 380 landed south instead of sout-southeast.
|Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):|
If you look at the web site; Beijing's has two runways 18L/36R 3800m long and 18R/36L 3200m long. The runways run north and south (not southeast). If the A380 landed from the south it used 18L or 18R. I don't see how either could be considered the "wrong side". Landings and takeoffs are normally accomplished "into the wind". Should the wind be blowing from the north landings and takeoffs would be on runway 18L or 18R. If the wind was comming out of the south, they would turn the airport around and use runways 36L and 36R.
|Quoting BeechNut (Reply 13):|
The reciprocal of rwy 36R would be 18L, not 16L.
|Quoting CCA (Reply 14):|
I think you have got a little mixed up, if an aircraft is landing from the south it would be heading north and therefore landing in this case on 36L or R if the wind swung around to come from the the south say 170 degrees ATC would change the runways in use to 18L/R, so if the wind was from the north you would use 36 and from the south 18.
Hope this clears it up.
|Quoting Blackbird1331 (Reply 10):|
Blame this one on China. They buy so many Boeings that an Airbus does not know what to do when it gets there.
|Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 12):|
I would like to give jimyvr (thread starter) an award for the most confusing post of the day. However, I suspect that English is not his native language, so it wouldn't be fair.
While I'm on this subject: I think TommyBP251b deserves an award for recklessness by making an AvB warlike statemant, even though he put a at the end. Finally, Osiris30 gets 2 thumbs down for taking him seriously and then making uncalled for remarks.