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Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

Liverpool, UK
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Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

Short video clip from BBC website of planes landing in windy conditions at Bilboa Airport, Spain.

Not recommended for nervous flyers.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20734048

London, United...
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1. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

Scary stuff. They'd need to give me a stiff drink after one of those landings!

Portland, Oregon
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2. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

I've had an experience like that first plane. A Delta 757 aborted landing at Newark circa 1997. One wheel touched down, we lurched left and then the pilot applied thrust and we took off and tried again.

Once you've experienced it - and survived - you're not nervous again. :)

Madrid
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3. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

Bilbao is an airport with a very difficult and turbulent approach.Easyjet pilots have to be specially briefed to go there,and Iberia wrote off a 2 day old Airbus 320 after an extremely heavy landing caused by a severe downdraft.

Tamworth, United...
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4. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

OMG that was dreadful. Very frightening.

Watford, United...
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5. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

Probably not a great link to send to some of the nervous flyer posts we get here from time to time.

Houston, Texas
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6. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

One of my few flights with EasyJet, we landed at Gatwick as a storm was blowing in. We were the last to land before they closed the airport. I remember being able to see down the runway as we were about to touch down.

Winnipeg Canada
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7. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

A very scary video.

Oxford, United...
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8. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

i was very happy to survive a landing at Schiphol in a KLM SAAB340 on a windy day in the 90s.....

9. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

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Dallas, Texas
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for Boston
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10. Re: Video Clip: Planes landing in windy conditions

Very good pilots.