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    Yes, Yes, Yes - No!

    I bet the pilot needed a change of underpants after this:

    BBC News - High wind forces plane to abort landing

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    Bah! I've seen planes land more sideways than this quite frequently when I lived in Wellington
    We Kiwi's must be a talented bunch (when it comes to pilots, anyway )

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    A smaller plane had similar problems:


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    BHX is known for it.

    I have landed there sideways on several occasions normally night, winter flights, with the wing scraping the tarmac on one occasion.
    Never landed in winds as strong as that tho.

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    Not just that issue with BHX, the runway is only just long enough for the flights from Dubai so the pilot probably could have landed but would possibly have run out of runway.

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    That Emirates aircraft did a good job of drying a portion of the runway for the next aircraft...

    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    Bah! I've seen planes land more sideways than this quite frequently when I lived in Wellington
    We Kiwi's must be a talented bunch (when it comes to pilots, anyway )
    Wellington....Nope, I'll think i will give it a miss on a windy day!


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    Quote Originally Posted by computer_expert View Post
    That Emirates aircraft did a good job of drying a portion of the runway for the next aircraft...



    Wellington....Nope, I'll think i will give it a miss on a windy day!

    Ah Wellington, nice short runway half way out to sea and you know you have hit a really calm day if the plane is pointing anywhere near the direction of the runway when you land. We do things efficiently here in NZ, that is why Wellington does not need any rollercoaster... they have an airport

    Oh, and Air NZ pilots are taught to land sideways first, it saves time if they ever have to land in Wellington. If you are after a less exciting time try Auckland or Christchurch (just not on a shaky day).
    Last edited by SYNACK; 6th December 2013 at 05:22 PM.

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