Aviation Photo #1216398 Airbus A320-214 - Swiss International Air Lines

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Ooops! Not the way they usually do it!
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Photo Added: May 28, 2007

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Anonymous
9 years ago
What the hell! The pilots should go-around! Nice shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awsome Shot! 5 Stars!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Only in Switzerland. lol
Anonymous
9 years ago
I'm wondering what the X-wind was on that moment? It is a normal procedure to have a little bank when de-crapping the plane before touchdown, but this looks like a little too much. Nicely captured!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Taken in the right time. T.B.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Very impressive picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
"Ding" - Eehh, excuse me, miss. Could you please bring me some paper towels?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great pic!!!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I wouldn't wanna be on that plane...
Anonymous
9 years ago
It must have been a cool landing memory for the passengers:) I wish I would have been on board:) But it's 5 stars, of course!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! thats a crazy touchdown... A+++
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! Hats off to the Capt/ F/O for not totalling the plane!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow .... that is some landing ... what are the pilots thinking at this instant of time :-)
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing! I wouldnt like to be on that plane!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
That right wingtip is almost touching the ground!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Cross wind standard procedure
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow! How close is the right wingtip to the ground??
You don't capture something like this every day.
Anonymous
9 years ago
To the visitor from "nowhere": In light GA aircrafts, this is a standard procedure; but Airliners usually compensate the drift with the rudder and some correction angle.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I fly an A320 myself and this is definetly NOT x-wind standard procedure!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo but not a good landing at all! As has been said this is not how you land an airliner in a crosswind! Excessive use of aileron with wing mounted engines is dangerous.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ouuuups, poor passengers.. nice picture anyway.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Oops! never see landing like this!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot! Cheers KLM-fan
Anonymous
9 years ago
The right wingtip is not even visible in this picture. Great photo though.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice dancing airplane
Anonymous
9 years ago
Tip toeing onto the runway. Nice pic. I wonder what the pax were think onboard this flight
Anonymous
8 years ago
Now we know who Lufthansa was immitating. lol
Anonymous
8 years ago
Airbuses tend to do this a lot, don't they ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow !!! Was it a crosswind landing ??
5 stars
Anonymous
8 years ago
Almost makes me want to book a trip to ZRH if the landings are like this! On a serious note, awesome photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I sure hope this is not how they usually do it, cause next saturday i will be on board of a A320 from Swiss to ZRH. Great shot, absolutely 5 stars.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is what they call swiss precision ;)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ha ha ha, I believe that it is dancing on the runway? Great picture!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I hope nobody on board got sick ;) Very nice picture and an unusual view on a 320.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yipes!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice. Some kind of trick-touch down ;) 5 Stars of course.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Do you think the passengers felt it? :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
That poor right wheel
Anonymous
7 years ago
What is this guy trying to do????? Go around!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Skills! One wheel landing! :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Showoff! Captain to co-pilot: "wanna see how far we can go on one wheel?"!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I really hope that there was crosswind as an excuse - if not, the dancing part will do! Very nice picture indeed!
Anonymous
6 years ago
The right wing tip does not seem to be all that close to the ground<esp seeing where that left wing tip is>....follow that shadow!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Demarking area...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot.. and very entertaining comments from the peanut gallery.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow thats a different way to take off..LOL
Anonymous
5 years ago
By the early 2010s, airline pilots had begun to experiment certain aerobatics on their own, such as the one-wheel touchdown, pictured here.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Guys, it's taken with a zoom lense. The distance between the main landing gears appears shorter than it is, and the bank angle appear larger than it really is (certainly there).

The -invisible- wingtip fence may well have some solid ground clearance.

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