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This is one of the most terrifying landings we've ever seen

The 500-seat Emirates plane was spotted struggling to land at Düsseldorf airport yesterday. Footage of the incident shows the terrifying landing as the pilot attempts to line the aircraft up with the runway. A sudden gust of wind causes the plane to sway and tip from one side to the other for several moments before the pilot eventually manages to bring it under control and straighten up.

The video was recorded by plane spotter Martin Bogdan, who uploaded the footage to his YouTube channel. Mr Bogan wrote: ‘I have filmed a few thousand crosswind landings at several airports in Europe within the past years, but this Airbus A380 crosswind landing was extremely hard and extraordinary. ‘At first it looked like a pretty normal crosswind approach but after touchdown the pilots tried to align with the runway which looked pretty incredible.


‘I have never seen such a tremendous reaction of an airplane after a touchdown.

‘You can see that the pilots tried to align with the runway by using the tail rudder and luckily it worked out. ‘This video shows the incredible skills of the pilots. Even after an unexpected wind gust after touchdown they managed to re-align with the runway. Incredible job.’ A spokesman for Emirates said: ‘Emirates flight EK 55 on 5 October 2017 landed safely in Dusseldorf under strong crosswind conditions.

At no point was the safety of the passengers and crew on board compromised.’ Northern Germany has been hit by strong winds in the past few days as Storm Xavier passes across the country. Seven people have died and trains between Berlin, Hanover, Hamburg and Keil were cancelled this morning until further notice on Friday morning.

Source: metro

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