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A crosswind landing is a complex maneuver for pilots. In these conditions, landing may require more than one attempt, aborting the approach each time it is unsafe.
In aviation, wind is a determining factor. In some cases, it is even necessary for the plane to fly. But when it blows on the track, it becomes a driver’s worst nightmare.
This video, published on Facebook on Sunday December 10, shows a spectacular crosswind landing of a plane from the low-cost company Level in London.
Strongly shaken by the wind, the pilot makes the turn at the last minute
When approaching the runway, the pilot places his plane in a crab position, in order to eliminate the effects of gusts and avoid runway excursions. But the wind is so strong that he can’t even keep his plane stable.
During the flare, the plane was completely destabilized, but the captain maintained his approach. Upon landing, the plane bounced and lost balance again, prompting the pilot to circle again to attempt a new approach.
The plane immediately took off again in the air and returned moments later to attempt another approach. Although it took place in exactly the same conditions, the pilot finally managed to land his plane after two spectacular and breathtaking maneuvers.
The video has already exceeded one million views on Facebook in just 24 hours, sparking numerous reactions from aircraft enthusiasts. Most of them praised the performance of this driver.
“ It is very difficult to land in these weather conditions. These drivers are very professional “, wrote one of them. » Good work and excellent judgment on the part of this captain », added another.
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