World's largest passenger plane bounces as it lands in strong crosswinds

Emirates Plane Faces Turbulent Touchdown in Crosswind
Emirates Plane Faces Turbulent Touchdown in Crosswind

The moment the world's biggest passenger plane was caught in strong crosswinds at Manchester Airport was captured on camera.

Bad weather conditions caused by Storm Frank forced the Emirates Airbus A380 to contend with 50mph winds as it landed at the UK airport in December.

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The video shows the jet bouncing along the runway and swaying from side to side as the pilot attempts to land.

Steven Draper, representative of the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) and a former pilot, told MailOnline: "Pilots are highly trained and have to use their skills day-in-day-out, so this type of crosswind landing is nothing out of the ordinary.

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"Landing in strong crosswinds or turbulence goes beyond the capabilities of the aeroplane's automatic pilot. This is a good example of why a pilot should be alert and free from fatigue when landing, and be given the opportunity to develop excellent handling skills."

Last week, propeller-powered light aircraft were filmed being shaken around while trying to land at Birmingham Airport.

The planes were battling winds of over 50mph as well as heavy rain.

Flybe and Aer Lingus jets were seen struggling to land, some swaying in the air and others almost landing sideways.

The video was uploaded to YouTube with the title 'Troubled Turboprops' and the caption: "A succession of storms with strong winds has produced some exciting times at airports this winter.

"This video shows the problems experienced by the various prop-powered airliners which visit BHX, as the turbulence knocks them around on approach."