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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Amateur video sees plane attempt windy landing!

Landing a plane in strong winds isn't always easy. The German airline Lufthansa said its pilots averted a crash at Hamburg airport after winds of more than 150 mph caused a plane with 130 passengers on board to veer dangerously on landing. It can't have been pleasant. The airliner grazed its wingtip (you can see this in the video) on the runway before the pilot wrestled it back off the ground. The amateur video footage shown below was played repeatedly on German television. Maybe to show how good German pilots are! Which, of course, they are. Takes a good pilot to know what to do in such circumstances.

The plane came back for a second, successful, landing!


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