Terrifying footage from windy airport gives new meaning to bumpy landing

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No airplane pilot is happy to have to land in very windy conditions, but a video posted recently on YouTube shows how much of a struggle it can really be

Posted by flying enthusiast flugsnug Monday, the video shows several airplanes, including a Dash-8 and a twin-engine ATR, trying to land on a runway at Birmingham Airport in a strong crosswind (wind blowing across the runway)

Located 5.5 miles from Birmingham city centre, the Birmingham Airport is known to have problems with strong winds, especially during winter. In Dec. 2013, a plane had to abort landing in Birmingham, and it’s not uncommon to see pilots having to take several landing attempts there. Read more…

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