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Lufthansa Airbus Wing Strike At Hamburg.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 08:27 PM

This is scarey.The quick thinking of the Pilot,to immediately power up,probably saved a catastrophe.

It's a terrible feeling when this happens, and your a passenger.Happened to me in as a passenger in a Jumbo 747 in the late 80's. The plane landed at a similar angle,and the screaming of the tyres, and earsplitting sound of the plane,twisting and creaking sounds, were terrifying.Let alone the screams of 400 passengers.Landed safe in the end,but I do not wish to experience that again.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 08:43 PM

Wow... that is pretty crazy. I'd be pretty scarred on that plane.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 05:50 AM

well its been a media fuzz here. sad is that officials only went public after the above video was circulated and found. Supposedly the 24 year old female co-pilot did the landing and the pilot the "recovery." nothing strange about co-pilots doing take offs and landings / flying, they got to get their practice too. Whats not really sure is why that particular runway was taken. Hamburg is known for strong winds and the runway chosen on second try was the better to chose wind wise from the beginning. Looks as if there is a full fledged investigation running now, we ll see what comes out of it. Sure a great thing the pilot did, but why take that runway in the first place and whats really stupid is the fuzz some of the media is making out of it.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:53 PM

I'm not sure that's entirely the case. If I'm not mistaken that particular flight got caught up in a severe squall-line storm and a mother of a system that spawned it (peak gusts of 163kts at altitude and over 100kts at ground level)

Chances are the pilot would have been basing his/her decision on a METAR (weather report for aircraft) issued up to 30 minutes prior to landing in a very unpredictable environment. IMO they deserve a medal for putting it down in one piece anywhere in that area at the time.

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