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    Rough Landing**New article**

    I've had some bad landings before. I hate it when you can feel the tail of the plane "fishtailing." I've never had one like this.

    After scraping the wing on the ground, the plane came around for another landing. I hope it went better then second time around. They did make it down though.

    I think I might have gotten sick.

    Plane scrapes wing during landing in Germany - CNN.com


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    Re: Rough Landing

    Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. If they can use the plane again afterwards, well that is a GREAT landing.


    Old pilot humor...


    I can't beleive they didn't have a better runway for that plane to use. He was fighting an SERIOUS crosswind.



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    Re: Rough Landing

    Yeah that was pretty nasty looking.


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    Re: Rough Landing

    Wow...I could see in the approach the plane was getting pushed around.



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    Re: Rough Landing

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Wow...I could see in the approach the plane was getting pushed around.
    I saw that. You knew that it was going to be bad from the start. I don't think I've ever seen a plane come in at an angle like that.

    I was amazed that the pilot was able to straighten it out so close to the ground. I was also amazed that the pilot was able to recover after putting the wing to the ground.



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    Re: Rough Landing

    Another reminder of why I'm afraid of flying! Glad it landed safe!



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    Re: Rough Landing

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    I saw that. You knew that it was going to be bad from the start. I don't think I've ever seen a plane come in at an angle like that.

    I was amazed that the pilot was able to straighten it out so close to the ground. I was also amazed that the pilot was able to recover after putting the wing to the ground.
    That angle is called a "crab-angle". The crosswind was so extreme that you have to keep the nose pointed somewhat into the wind to maintain the proper heading. Then, at the end of the approach, you use the rudder to kick the plane straight. The issue wasn't the pilot or the plane, but rather that the airport apparently didn't have a better runway for use at the time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    That angle is called a "crab-angle". The crosswind was so extreme that you have to keep the nose pointed somewhat into the wind to maintain the proper heading. Then, at the end of the approach, you use the rudder to kick the plane straight. The issue wasn't the pilot or the plane, but rather that the airport apparently didn't have a better runway for use at the time.
    If we had that problem coming into Des Moines then you can land me in Omaha and drive me back.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    If we had that problem coming into Des Moines then you can land me in Omaha and drive me back.
    It is actually very common and no issue. The crosswind in this video is EXTREME. In fact, I have never seen a 737 be buffered around like that. There is no way they should have tried landing on that runway. If there wasn't another one available they should have diverted.

    Every aircraft has what is known as a crosswind component. It is calculated by the angle of the wind and its intensity. The crosswind component of that 737 was well exceeded in this example. And to exceed the crosswind component of a 737 you need some serious wind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    It is actually very common and no issue. The crosswind in this video is EXTREME. In fact, I have never seen a 737 be buffered around like that. There is no way they should have tried landing on that runway. If there wasn't another one available they should have diverted.

    Every aircraft has what is known as a crosswind component. It is calculated by the angle of the wind and its intensity. The crosswind component of that 737 was well exceeded in this example. And to exceed the crosswind component of a 737 you need some serious wind.
    I can believe that. The last time I flew I swear I could feel the thing move back and forth.

    I was surprised that it wasn't sent somewhere else.



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    Re: Rough Landing

    Wow......I would have literally kissed the ground after finally landing.



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    Re: Rough Landing

    Quote Originally Posted by superman_101680 View Post
    Another reminder of why I'm afraid of flying! Glad it landed safe!
    'Superman' is afraid to fly? Say it isn't so!!!!



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    Re: Rough Landing

    Quote Originally Posted by glsweet View Post
    'Superman' is afraid to fly? Say it isn't so!!!!
    Superman looks strangely similar to Darth Vadar.....man I am confused.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    Superman looks strangely similar to Darth Vadar.....man I am confused.
    I thought the same thing. Is there some sort of "Identity Crisis?"



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    Re: Rough Landing

    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    It is actually very common and no issue. The crosswind in this video is EXTREME. In fact, I have never seen a 737 be buffered around like that. There is no way they should have tried landing on that runway. If there wasn't another one available they should have diverted.

    Every aircraft has what is known as a crosswind component. It is calculated by the angle of the wind and its intensity. The crosswind component of that 737 was well exceeded in this example. And to exceed the crosswind component of a 737 you need some serious wind.
    The article says that it's an Airbus A320, but either way that would be pretty scary.



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