Here's What An Intense Crosswind Can Do To A Boeing 777 Trying To Land

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.businessinsider.com/emirates-777-tries-to-land-in-crosswind-2013-12



    The crew of an Emirates Boeing 777 had to divert to London's Gatwick airport after they tried twice to land in a heavy crosswind at the flight's destination, Birmingham.
    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association calls the crosswind landing "one of the trickiest skills to learn in flying."

    A video of the 777-300ER's first attempted landing, posted to YouTube, shows how severely the plane was turned. You can see how off it is from the center of the runway — the correct procedure is to touch one set of tires down before the other, in a "slightly skewed alignment," airline pilot Patrick Smith writes in his book "Cockpit Confidential."

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    Scary indeed; yikes!
     
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    Whoa.
     
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    Here's one of my favorite little clips:



    Not just for the sideways landings. Sadly I never flew into the old Hong Kong airport.
     
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    I don't know why I've never bothered to look for videos of planes at Kai Tak. I've certainly seen plenty of photos. That looks like a truly hair-raising approach for both crews and passengers... but it also looks like FUN! :)
     
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    Not much fun for me.... REALLY scary looking into peoples apartments which seemed only a few feet away from the wings!!!!
     

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