Airbus A380 drifts across runway in scary landing during storm

The Emirates plane was filmed zigzagging across the runway at Dusseldorf Airport


An A380 Airbus was caught between heavy side winds from Storm Xavier at Dusseldorf Airport on Thursday.

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The Emirates plane's descent started smoothly but as it touched the runway it zigzagged while being pulled in opposite directions by the wind.

The uploader of the footage to YouTube wrote: "I have filmed a few thousand crosswind landings at several airports in Europe within the past years, but this Airbus A380 crosswind landing was extremely hard and extraordinary.

"At first it looked like a pretty normal crosswind approach but after touchdown the pilots tried to align with the runway which looked pretty incredible. I have never seen such a tremendous reaction of an airplane after a touchdown.

"You can see that the pilots tried to align with the runway by using the tail rudder and luckily it worked out. This video shows the incredible skills of the pilots. Even after an unexpected wind gust after touchdown they managed to re-align with the runway. Incredible job by the pilots!!"

An Emirates spokesman told the Daily Mail: "Emirates flight EK 55 on 5 October 2017 landed safely in Dusseldorf under strong crosswind conditions. At no point was the safety of the passengers and crew on board compromised."

15 flights from hell

15 flights from hell