Watch a Crazy Crosswind Wreak Havoc on a 737’s Landing

Dec 23, 2017

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When it comes to crazy landings, you can often blame strong crosswinds for the experience. This week’s crazy aviation video brings us to Salzburg, Austria (SZG) where an Enter Air flight attempted to land in the midst of strong winds.

The Boeing 737-800 was almost sideways as it approached the runway and when it got near the ground it swayed back and forth. Then, when it was maybe about a dozen feet off the ground, the airplane swings suddenly to the right and nearly hits its right wing on the tarmac.

The pilots correct the airplane and it appears to bounce off the runway before aborting the landing to do a go-around. According to the Aviation Herald, the winds were so strong that the aircraft had to head back to its departure point in Frankfurt (FRA) until weather conditions improved.

Check out the video below, with the near crash occurring 18 seconds in:

Featured image by ORF Salzburg/Michael Hufnagl/Storyful News Youtube.

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