If you have ever traveled on an airplane before, then you”ve experienced the sudden jarring motions of a plane landing. You felt a sudden thud as the plane”s wheels hit the runway and the brakes did everything they could to slow the giant craft to a screeching halt. These landings can be rough, but trust us, you have not experienced the worst.
Birmingham Airport in the U.K. is home to perilous crosswinds, which often make landing a plane a lot more terrifying than a simple touch-down. Pilots are often forced to “push” the plane down onto the BHX runway by merely floating onto it. This creates a startling effect that tests the nerves of seasoned pilots from around the world. Watch the treacherous landings below, and hope that you never have to experience such a fright.
(via Huffington Post)
You know you”re in for an unconventional landing when your plane gives up and flies away to try again. I don”t think I could ever stomach this!
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