A video of world’s largest plane Emirates Airbus A380 landing in Gemrnay’s Düsseldorf airport has gone viral with 10 million views on YouTube.
In the video, a giant Emirates plane can be seen making a scary landing amidst heavy winds and rain. The wings and tail of the plane can be seen wobbling, almost as if they are about to come off the plane.
Upon landing, the plane is seen swaying violently.
Man, who posted the video, wrote on YouTube, “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 by the pilots !! Watching an Airbus 380 is always interesting and a pleasure to watch.”
UAE’s Khaleej Times reported that highly trained Emirates pilots, undeterred by the gusts, safely touch the plane down, even as the aircraft bounces a little on the first contact, and continues to veer side to side while it slows down.
“Emirates flight EK 55 on October 5, 2017 landed safely in Dusseldorf under strong crosswind conditions. At no point was the safety of the passengers and crew on-board compromised,” an Emirates spokesperson was quoted by the Gulf paper..
What would interesting to know is how the passengers felt during the landing at the Düsseldorf airport.