Aircraft crash video

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The Hong Kong's old Kai-Tak Airport approach is not the easiest one, especially with a strong cross wind. As the procedure requests, this Boeing 747 performs a crab approach: the rudder is used to maintain the aircraft heading, and the aircraft is kicked straight with the rudder just before touchdown.


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Saibudeen
Kottaiyadi,nagercoil

(India)
Direction of the wind is really one of the major thing of the plane landing.All of the good landing lovers what you think?.
4th January, 2009
B. Hill
(Norway)
On a CRM-course I was told that the pilot(X-airforce) failed to do the turn in time. He should have done a new approach but didn't. He blew 14 of 16 tires in that landing. There is no significant X-wind here. This is not good flying at all.
16th June, 2008
Doug Rodrigues
Sparks (nevada)

(Usa)
If this is the old Hong Kong Airport with a tight right turn to final (from aiming at the spot on the hill), plus that strong crosswind...Wow! Outstanding Airmanship! This wasn't luck, this was demonstrated expert skill.
20th May, 2008
joakim
Skien

(Norway)
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GOOD COMMENTS. I WAS THE PILOT (CAPTAIN) FLYING THAT PLANE
20th April, 2008
binz
(India)
its an amazin landing for a 747.. yea it is korean air..
13th March, 2008
AtILZ
Lagos

(Nigeria)
Unbelievable!....that looks like an Aircraft landed by an Angel!....and a 747 at that!.....marvelous!
13th February, 2008
J. Miller
Oak Harbor, Wa.

(Usa)
I must say that he is an excellent and very tallented pilot. He really should have gone around with passengers onboard. Well, at least it became one of the most spactacular aviation videos I have EVER seen. Glad everybody's okay.
24th January, 2008
Graham Jones
Ely

(Uk)
I went to Hong Kong in 1980 and got married there - now I'm divorced - maybe the pilot was trying to tell me something !!! (taking off in the dark is not too clever either)
16th January, 2008
james
Bowling Green

(Usa)
Hey what were they trying out. This is unbelievable. I think am gonna cancel my flight for the holidays if they keep doing this. Ho ho
9th December, 2007
prav
Dublin

(Ireland)
2 crew members to handle such a big bird, wth all the instruments to be taken into account while landing in such a bad gust, wth passengers on board, such spectacular and hard landing can only be done when you are god gifted. aero engineer
7th December, 2007
Devon
Newark Nj

(Usa)
Wow. I'd love to know the wind speed here. I fly a lot in the sim and I must say, thats a nice landing. Must have been one stiff crosswind. Honestly, I think they should eliminate that approach. Too risky. But a skilled one at that.
30th November, 2007
chris
Cesena

(Italy)
The angle of approach of the 747 proved that the crosswind during the landing was much higher than the one tolerate by a 747. pilots have been definitely good but also very lucky not to crash down. Good example of something to avoid....
20th September, 2007
AYMAN
(Saudi Arabia)
THE PILOT DIRCTED THE PLANE TO OPPOSE THE SIDE WIND DIRECTION IN ORDER TO GET A FULL ADVANTAGE OF THIS SITUATION. BECAUSE THEN, THE SLIGHTER THE PILOT STEERS THE PLANE'S RUDDER THE LARGER DEVIATION COURSE HE GETS.IT'S STILL RISKY MANEUVER
21st July, 2007
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Queanbeyan

(Australia)
i wid da guy who said i looks like Korean Air
1st July, 2007
Darryl
Northern Ireland

(Uk)
Ok Sean, this landing was not illegal!, this landing was completely safe, the plane landed with no fatalities, yes it may have been a lucky one, but then again, every landing is a certain amount of luck and skill
17th May, 2007
ALI
Amman

(Jordan)
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU... ITS A VERY LUCKY ONE BUT.... YOU NEED A HEART OF STEEL TO PUSH YOUR LUCK UP TO THAT LIMIT. I LIKED IT.
9th May, 2007
simon
Launy

(Aussi)
good landing?? lucky landing i reckon!! how those outer tyres never blew on contact is a mystery
5th May, 2007
747
looks like Korean Air... right?
13th April, 2007
Miela
Sydney

(Australia)
Kai Tak airport was notorious for crosswinds. Nevertheless, this pilot was lucky. Notice the engine almost touches the runway.
9th April, 2007
richy
(Ireland)
In strong side winds it is necessary to carry out these so called crab landings. They may look funny but are a standart procedure. It is amazing how this pilot handles his 747 like if it was a little Cessna. Exellent stuff!!!
21st March, 2007