Jumbo jets wing touches ground while attempting to land in 100mph winds:

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Fuck this:

Do not watch this if you are flying soon:


HAMBURG, Germany - A Lufthansa jet carrying 131 passengers was caught by gusting wind as it tried to land during a storm, causing a wing tip to graze the runway before the pilot got the plane back off the ground, the airline said Monday.

The incident happened on Saturday as the Airbus A320 approached Hamburg airport on a flight from Munich.

Airline spokesman Wolfgang Weber said the plane was rocked by wind clocked at 155 mph as it tried to land.

The left wing grazed the runway for a moment, but Weber said the pilot was able to stabilize the aircraft and take off again in what he called an "absolutely professional maneuver."

The plane landed safely shortly afterward on its second attempt.

"It was a dicey situation," Weber said. "People were quite shaken."

"It is hard to describe — it went very quickly," passenger Hansi Kuepper said on n-tv television. He said there was silence on board for several minutes after the incident.

The plane went back into service Sunday after repairs, Weber said
 
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saw that on TV. Pretty rowdy.

He's lucky to have gotten the plane back up. Doesn't make sense why he would even try to land in a 100mph shear.
 

Budyzir

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That is so freaky.:icon_eek:
 

Pigdango

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Holy fiddlefuckers, you see the way that thing was swaying coming in? I definitely would have had a heart attack.
 
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It seems the whole plane wouldn't straighten out. I wonder if the conditions were the same in the second attempt.
 
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what a bout the nazi youth that were filming it...They must know something...Like the fact that they must routinely land in these disasterous conditions...Why else would they be out there filming? "Hey the wind is blowing hard. lets go watch planes land?"
 

weakside

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As a nervous flyer I would just like to say, holy fuck.
 

CM Mark

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Why did I read this thread? In just over three weeks I'll be on a plane for the first time in 17 years. I'm nervous enough as it is.
 

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I was flying into LaGuardia once in a really bad storm... we were on approach, it was bumpy as hell and we're coming down through angry black clouds, the people on the plane were starting to get a little nervous when whooop! The plane just drops. It was fucking bizarre... like the plane just fell into a hole in the sky. It barely even registered on me what was happening... all of a sudden the cup that had been in my hand was floating in front of my face... like instant zero gravity. I heard a screech come from behind me that I thought must be explosive decompression, but actually turned out to be a fat Puerto Rican lady losing her shit and bellowing in terror.

I don't know how far the plane dropped, and I don't know how close we were to the ground, and, tell you the truth... I don't even wanna know. The pilot slammed the throttles to the firewall and the engines screamed like stuck pigs... I never want to hear that sound again as long as I live. After a few seconds of freefall the plane "caught" and started to climb... the pilot did a go around and made a bumpy, put pretty normal landing on the second try.

I think it was microburst... must have been. It was like a giant flyswatter just slapped the plane down.

Fucked up scary.
 

CM Mark

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I was flying into LaGuardia once in a really bad storm... we were on approach, it was bumpy as hell and we're coming down through angry black clouds, the people on the plane were starting to get a little nervous when whooop! The plane just drops. It was fucking bizarre... like the plane just fell into a hole in the sky. It barely even registered on me what was happening... all of a sudden the cup that had been in my hand was floating in front of my face... like instant zero gravity. I heard a screech come from behind me that I thought must be explosive decompression, but actually turned out to be a fat Puerto Rican lady losing her shit and bellowing in terror.

I don't know how far the plane dropped, and I don't know how close we were to the ground, and, tell you the truth... I don't even wanna know. The pilot slammed the throttles to the firewall and the engines screamed like stuck pigs... I never want to hear that sound again as long as I live. After a few seconds of freefall the plane "caught" and started to climb... the pilot did a go around and made a bumpy, put pretty normal landing on the second try.

I think it was microburst... must have been. It was like a giant flyswatter just slapped the plane down.

Fucked up scary.
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Don't worry... your flight will probably go just fine.

 

THE FEZ MAN

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they would still be pulling that seat cushion out of my ass
 
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I was flying into LaGuardia once in a really bad storm... we were on approach, it was bumpy as hell and we're coming down through angry black clouds, the people on the plane were starting to get a little nervous when whooop! The plane just drops. It was fucking bizarre... like the plane just fell into a hole in the sky. It barely even registered on me what was happening... all of a sudden the cup that had been in my hand was floating in front of my face... like instant zero gravity. I heard a screech come from behind me that I thought must be explosive decompression, but actually turned out to be a fat Puerto Rican lady losing her shit and bellowing in terror.

I don't know how far the plane dropped, and I don't know how close we were to the ground, and, tell you the truth... I don't even wanna know. The pilot slammed the throttles to the firewall and the engines screamed like stuck pigs... I never want to hear that sound again as long as I live. After a few seconds of freefall the plane "caught" and started to climb... the pilot did a go around and made a bumpy, put pretty normal landing on the second try.

I think it was microburst... must have been. It was like a giant flyswatter just slapped the plane down.

Fucked up scary.
That shit happened to me three times on my way from Phoenix to salt lake City. They hand out drinks while saying that we're gonna get the shit shook out of us in a few minutes. Fucking morons obviously underestimated the weather.

In a small turbo prop plane that shit sucks even more.
 

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Happened to me just last month. Coming back to Philly from Detroit
after my father's funeral. I swore the plane went almost sideways.
Real bumpy ride coming in and at about 50 feet off the tarmac the
place just went off. Really bad feeling. We landed ok but that
was one of the worst landings I've ever had.
 

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LOL! Yeah, I was thinking the exact same thing...

The night before I went to Australia I stumbled upon a little website called airdisaster.com. The entire time on the plane all I could hear in my head was, "pull up, pull up!"