AIRBUS A380 hard crosswind landing - different angle

2017-10-05, DUS (Duesseldorf) Airport

Have a look at the side rudder during landing and how the pilot constantly has to correct the heading during approach and on the runway.

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+2 1. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

They ought to give the pilots bigger windows then they might be able to see where they are going....tiny little windows phah :D
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+4 2. Klemm commented 4 years ago

Nurse! Quick, JJ needs his injection early today.
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+2 3. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

Seems like a lot of people submitted this video, I did too. It's quite incredible.
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0 4. ringmaster commented 4 years ago

About this video and the previous. Are the pilots doing it manually or do they rely on computers? I'm glad they did a safer landing than Anakin in Star Wars III.
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+8 5. mwak commented 4 years ago

#4: They can do both, most big airports have systems called ALS (Automated Landing Systems) but in any case the pilot can chose to operate the landing manually.

Imo, there is 3 possibilities :
- The plane was reaching the limits for acceptable landing rates (crosswind angle/ wind speed/fuel left?) but for some reason the crew decided to proceed with the landing.
- Something went wrong with the breaks/rudder system forcing them to overcompensate and they landed as they could.
- The pilot conducted a manual landing and reacted too late to align the plane with the runway. (this option would be surprising. But still, it's possible)

In any way the plane landed without damages and no on was hurt , so that's a proper landing :P
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+1 6. torbengb commented 4 years ago

#5 I agree, it's a good landing if you can walk away from it.

I think your ideas 1 plus 3 are most likely, and given the huge inertia of this large plane it wouldn't surprise me that the pilot had a really hard time controlling it well. All in all, this was a job well done (under the circumstances) and I'm sure he'll be teased about it for days to come.