A crash followed by an aborted landing: can this be real

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    Yikes! Runway approach from the side? What was that?
     
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    A wild guess. Maybe there was a cross wind and the PIC failed to use cross-controls, so dropped a wing too forcefully trying to recover. This seems to give a new, thankfully without fatality, definition of pilot error, doesn't it?
     
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    Yeah, he seemed to be way off the mark. Probably would have been better to abort vs. trying to compensate for that much of a miss. Of course who knows what it was like in the cockpit, glad no one was hurt.
     
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    See, kids, that's that happens when you don't turn off your electronic devices during take-off and landing. The pilot gets confused and lands sideways.
     
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    "No extreme crosswinds at the time."
     
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    It would not take anything extreme to do that if the pilots were in a "defective mode". I have trained experienced pilots who failed basic crosswind maneuvers. There obviously were other things going on too. Luckily well designed airplanes can often still fly when seriously damaged, and as several 737 incidents have shown, they're sturdy craft.
     

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