Aviation Photo #0968017 Boeing 737-230/Adv - Ryanair

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Nasty touchdown Rwy 28, wind 32knots @ 33 degrees.
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    Alexandru Magurean
    Ryanair
    Boeing 737-230/Adv
    Boeing 737-200 (T-43)
    Boeing 737-200 (T-43)
    Boeing
    22124
    727
    EI-COB
    Dublin (- Collinstown)
    Ireland
    November 25, 2005
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Quit incredible.A pilot face many difficulties to land safely.MUHAMMAD ZOHAIB SONIJA
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, Crosswind!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Some shot! This could be the last flight for the poor passengers. Think about. It could be you in there. Try to remember this photo next time you check in to go in holiday…
Anonymous
11 years ago
Eeeks, now that must have been a scary ride! Nicely captured. Bob
Anonymous
11 years ago
Check out the rudder action, quite a deflection to the right!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats the way an airplane should be landed in this conditions....Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Congratulations to the photographer. Very impressive snapshot. Well done! Keep up the good work. Alin Sucilea
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot. Must have been a scary landing for both passengers and pilots!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
To the casual observer this may look like a very bad landing! However, this is actually a textbook way to land an aircraft into a heavy X-wind! Major kudos go to the landing pilot for this flight, and, just as importantly, to you Alexandru for getting such a clear shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a great shot! nice to see that not every pilot is even goooooooood!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! What a landing. I'm sure they had some shaken up passengers. Great capture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The rudder is actually deflected to the left (responding to the first comment), as it should be for a right crosswind. Great picture!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome timing with this shot. I wish I'd have been on that plane. Must have been an experience!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have seen one wheel landings of 737s, but nothing this intense.
I wonder if this was a 737 other than the 732, would the engine have scrapped the runway?!
I usually enjoy being in a cross wind landing, but I think I wouldn't like to be on one like that! :P
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thrilling feeling. Experienced a landing like that this summer when returning from my holiday trip. Well, it sure gives you a hell of a kick while watching out of the little window! Great work capturing the moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just a great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right place ... right time = a great shot
this is what i call a thrilling picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Eek!
Good old FR...Always fun!
Michael O'Leary got them saving money by only using one wheel at any time?
Knowing FR they probably tried to high speed taxi to the gate like that!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Holly cow!!! This reminds me of landings at Madeira island (LPMA) with crossed winds! hehe :-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot! Although many jokes can be made about Ryanair (me included!), this is the best way to land an aircraft in these conditions. Kudos to the pilot(s).
Tom
Anonymous
11 years ago
Windy conditions very well captured in this shot. Reminds me to a rough approach and landing on a Ryanair 737-200 at Dublin I experienced last year....when evacuating the runway, the captain said: "Welcome to Dublin, I hope you enjoyed the landing as much as we did in the cockpit."
Anonymous
11 years ago
Props to the pilot for getting this bird on the ground without incident. I can't imagine landing a 732 in 32kts crosswinds! As someone else said, had this been a larger 737, would there have been an engine strike? That looks pretty close to me! Cool shot, thanks for sharing it with us!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice old bird Nasty landing (glad the plane is still flying)
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is a dramatic landing - and an even more stunning photgraph! It demonstrates the cool head of the pilot to safely land the plane and the cool head of the photographer to catch this moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's the way to do it Ryanair! Was the pilot an ex naval carrier pilot by any chance? Slam 'em down on the deck!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just like we learned many years ago when we took our Pilots Courses...Not a Cessna172 but the same as always, written on the old Books of Aviation History »»» Wings to the Wind, Opposite Feet:-)))
Cheers to the Pilots and PhotoGuy! Jose F.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A single tire touchdown! Fantastic! Did the tire blow? Great control. Kudos to the pilot/s, the company who manufactured the tire and to the photographer. It also has to do with good, regular scheduled aircraft maintenance.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo. Talking about being at the right place at the right time. I'm a B732 pilot. As reference: max demonstrated crosswind is 31 Kts. Reason for Boeing to recommend crab angle instead of sideslip technique for such strong crosswind approaches is to avoid large bank angles close to touch down and thereby to avoid possible engine strike.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent photography! I can only imagine what the passengers felt with this landing, probably more than a few upset stomachs among them...

D. Nelson O'Brien
Manila Philippines
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot. As they say in the RAF " A good landing is one you can walk away from"
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is the perfect frame with all the details or rudder and elevator deflection to correct the crosswinds....good job keep it up.

Karan.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow... What a landing!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!!! What a nasty landing. Great shot mate...
Cheers - Jay
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like the way you've caught this photo! nice plane,nice landing!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I never seen an old 732 could land so nasty. Maybe because the crosswind looks quite strong.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Woooa! Easy there, sweety!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing landing, hopefully it was a 737-200 if it was an higher with the CFM engines for example it'd had done an engine strike.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its a good thing that the aircraft was a 732, if the engines were any bigger it would have made the situation a lot worse!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Spot on! Good timing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW! That's great!
Congratulations to the photographer.
Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! I have landed many times at Dublin with strong xwinds. Flying the B738 it's quite difficult to maintain that bank angle, because you got the speedbrakes deployment (as roll aids) earlier than in the classic one. I've landed there with 35 Knots XWind at rwy 28, and you get the time of your life!;) congratulations.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I was on that flight and that landing was bloody scary! I filmed the last 5 minutes of that flight, including the landing, from where i was sitting (next to a window at the front of the plane) using the video camara setting on my Fuji Finepix E550!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot of this old 732. The engine almost hit the runway!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, thought it was an engine strike at first. Turns out to be just great timing (by the photographer) and a great, but rough, landing
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW,

shots like this one make A.net the best website in the world... Congratulation Alexandru!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hahahaha, this pic reminds me of pictures of how Airliners land at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot of a difficult landing, helped by good lighting.

WRT other comments, the landing isn't over at this point, and it is certain that the aircraft got closer to an engine strike (the weight isn't on the right main gear yet). To judge by the purple engine casing on the near nacelle (from the Eircell logojet by the looks) this aircraft has had other interesting moments ... it is intriguing that the rudder is deflected left (implying crabbing left) when the crosswind mentioned is from the right (and I'm assuming 330 degrees, not 033 degrees!) - rudder should be into wind until touchdown, and touchdown is recommended either flat or on the into-wind gear - so the rudder position and the bank angle are in conflict. I expect that simply means that the crew were very busy on the rudder during the touchdown!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice shot congratulation Alexandru !!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Like a couple of others have said, it is normal for an airplane to touch down on one wheel first when doing a crosswind landing. If this pilot had touched down with both wheels at the same time then he may have damaged the gear or been blown off the runway. Again, completely normal. Great shot!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect Timing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice sharp picture. Close up.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo, I like it!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect x-wind landing technique, excellent timing on the shot. Just great!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is an outstanding picture. I have seen already thousands of B737 pictures on this site but this one is breathtaking, if it was not one main gear touching down before the other I probably would not have clicked on the picture. To add something to what a British visitor said in a comment above, it is normal that the rudder is deflected to the left. Landing was on RWY 28 and the wind was at 330 degrees which means it is a crosswind component to the right. If you look closely at the ailerons you'll see that they are deflected to make the aircraft turn right. I was told by my flying instructor: ailerons into the wind and opposite rudder. Anyway, kudos to the pilots for this exceptional landing. And also kudos to the photographer for catching the aircraft just at the right time.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is the correct technique for crosswind landings. Aileron into the wind for drift control and opposite rudder to keep the nose aligned with the runway..
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Shot. Couple degrees more and this old lady would be in pieces!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Woo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

crosswind baby with 737 200
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb cross wind landing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Robbies great handling skills
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect timing of an exellent croowind technique!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Clearly plenty of comments here by non-pilots. Reality is a text-book landing. Even the small amount of tyre-smoke suggests a relatively gentle touchdown. Right on the centreline too. Nice work.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! On smaller aircraft this is the preferred method for a X-wind landing. The 732 pilot from Chile did say Boeing recommends the crab method although it seems the wing-low method (like in the picture) is not prohibited and probably makes for a smoother touch down. If you land wing-low in a 747 you'll scrape engines so they land with the crab method which imposes huge sideloads on the gear. The pilot may then kick out the crab near touchdown to align the nose w/ the runway and reduce the sideloads.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is such a clear shot and one of a moment
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ahh, I thinks someone needs to have a word with that pilot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Clear, very self evident that the crew were fighting weather conditions all the way to touch-down.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot, dunno why he didnt use RWY34...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect crosswind landing....
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yes, this is a perfect working, because wind was 32 knots: it is not easy align an aircraft in those conditions.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now that's my idea of a Low Cost Carrier!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I gave 4 stars for capturing the old 737-200 by side wind touch down. Look ! With the new fan engines we are much more restricted in a bank while landing. Is this not fun to have just two "thin" pipes to fly under the wings!?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot, great timing.
Once I did a 90 degrees 25 knots cross wind landing with a Piper chreokee 180, so I don't think it's a big deal for this 732 to land safely with that wind.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just In Time Alex You are a good photogapher 5 stars this is my favorite 37
Anonymous
11 years ago
Right bank and left rudder: nothing intriguing about it. It is called landing in a slip and that's how it is supposed to be done.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I am portuguese. ryanair has flights between oporto and dublin, probably this plane has been come from there. very nice photo, fantastic!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good photo. Not all days we can see a landing like this one. Good photo moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
You definitely found yourself at the right place at the right time. Excellent capture!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
*****
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing picture! It's a shame that what most people would call a good landing would be downright dangerous in those conditions! excellent piloting.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent photo of a very old 737-200 taking a
beating.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!!! i love it!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Must have been an experience for the passengers on board...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Brilliant
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a solid picture. One of the heavies in database. Congratulations.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a special photo for me, as believe it or now, i was on that flight! We flew into Dublin and the winds were horrendous for most of the flight, and the captain warned us about the possibility of a "rough ride" coming into Dublin, and it sure was. The passengers on the left thought the engine was going to scrape along the tarmac, whilst we on the left side could only see the wing up in the air whilst we touched down on the starboard main gear. Outstanding photo, capture the moment as it was very well which is what photography is all about!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lets hope this never happens when we have to land. Great timing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good pic, like the way you caught the gear planted on the r'way
Anonymous
9 years ago
Now thats what you call 'Driving on a single wheel! -Sreenath Yellamrazu.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Dodgey landing! but it looks like nothing compared to smack-downs on -800s...
Anonymous
9 years ago
Yea good landing, buena foto.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Classic picture, wouldnt like to be on board as this was happening around me, great photo with fantastic comments.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ooops!! Love the 732 landings with crosswind. Great shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Kind of typical for an Irish airlines:)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hah, I got a nice one for you... In march '07 I flew into Dublin; we came in at about eight in the evening and the place was completely dark already; seemingly Dublin was engulfed in a kinda half storm, but noone there seemed to care cos it was as usual to them as cheese on bread. However, I as a simple Dutchie almost got blown of my feet that first evening of my stay. But the thing is: even tho the approach was pretty rough, with some Ryanair-fella onboard causing the lights to go out and back on again right away, causing a little bit of unnecessary anxiety, the landing was smooth as silk, to use Thai's words. However, when I flew back one week later, to the Dutch city of Eindhoven, the weather was beautiful, but the landing was the worst I've ever had.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Oh my that looks exciting! The engine's almost bout to scrape the ground!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow cool! Classic Ryan :P

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