Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Hongyin Huo
    British Airways
    Boeing 747-436
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    28854
    1183
    G-CIVZ
    Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton)
    Ontario
    Canada
    October 18, 2005
  • 264

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November 08, 2005
Caption
Oops, be careful, Captain! This big bird is landing on Runway 33L like a child waddling.
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Comments (30)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot! I like where you placed the 7-4 in the photo! Bet that got your heart racing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Picture especially with all of the other messed up landings around lately
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really like the timing of the picture. Great capture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice Pic, but don't blame the captain, do keep in mind that he has to correct for crosswind!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
There are some screwed up landings going on here - do we need to get our pilots checked? Awesome shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great action photo. The wings still seem to provide enough lift, I think the landing probably wasn't that hard as the picture suggests at first sight. but spectacular for sure. (gp)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice timing of the picture, wind gust for sure.
Anonymous
10 years ago
How'd you know it was the captain? :) Remember, the best of us botch the landings sometimes. :)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Must have been pretty windy out there on 33L!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A wonderful cross wing landing!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
No mistake here, the captain is simply correcting for a crosswind coming from the right, although judging by the amount of tire smoke it may have been a little hard, excellent picture!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well it's not the best of landings but truly spectacular to see a 744 like this during landing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice smoky touchdown ;D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular photo !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice shot you an see all the detail
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like how the 747`s landing gear touch the ground......3 of them are down.This show how powerful 1 set of gear can be on a 747!^_^
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Picture! Good composition and WOW, nice smoky landing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice Photograph!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A beautiful picture for a beautiful piece of engineering.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice one!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The pic was taken just at the right moment and shows a situation most of us have experienced but few of us seen from the outside. If you look carefully, you can almost feel the wobble. Good caption, too. Imagine the pressure on the plane's right side shock absorbers...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great just like me landing Manual on Flight Sim but i will be half way down rwy Great Shot got at right moment well done
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo of a crosswind landing, 5 stars. Like said before this is a textbook crosswind landing, may have been a hard touchdown, but thats what they all should look like. Better than to side-load the airplane and possibly snap the gear off. Lots of avaition buffs on here that don't know the proper procedure for crosswind landings, it's sad.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I agree. The landing looks superb. In fact, smoother landings often produce more smoke (unless of course you absolutely hammer it in!) Ultimately only one person can tell if the landing was good given the conditions, and that's the handling pilot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful photo. This is why I love the 47, so majestic, even if its a slightly less than perfect landing.
Well done.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Deffently there was a heavy cross wind made first right gear touch the ground or it is fogged in. Wisam Hashim
Anonymous
7 years ago
Lucky timing for such event! Did it make a go around?
Anonymous
7 years ago
A little bit of gentle wing down landing technique for a crosswind, all planned and executed!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Its like the 747 is posing for you!