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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Watch The World's Largest Airliner Land In A Crosswind 

Dude. An 80 foot tall A380:

Per Jalopnik:
It is also worth noting how much runway the A380 needs to make a safe landing. Assuming it is fully loaded at its Maximum Landing Weight (MLW) of 434 tons (over 868,000 pounds!) and operating at sea level, the big Airbus needs at least 5,000 feet to safely halt. The shorter of the two runways at Düsseldorf is 8,859 feet in length, and the airport is situated just 147 feet above sea level. Given these constraints and the later-than-normal touchdown, this A380 appears to have used close to every foot of runway available to decelerate to a taxiing speed.

More crosswind landing videos: The Ten Scariest Aircraft Landings Caught On Video.

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