This is the terrifying moment a passenger jet narrowly averts disaster after being buffeted by high winds as it comes into land at a UK airport. Video footage shows the Boeing 767 swaying wildly in the air in crosswinds of up to 40mph. But the pilot skilfully manages to keep control by appearing to bring the plane down at a steeper angle than the normal descent.
A Boeing 767 is spotted being blown about in high winds as it comes into land at Birmingham Airport.
An onlooker captured video footage of the difficult landing.
The passenger jet tilts wildly in the air as the pilot struggles to keep control in strong winds at Birmingham Airport.
The plane thuds down on the tarmac, throwing up a plume of smoke from the landing gear. As a result, the jet bounces onto the tarmac, first with the right-hand set of landing gear and then onto the left, throwing up clouds of smoke. The incident took place at Birmingham Airport. The video, titled 'landing gear banged to its limits', has been viewed more three million times since it was uploaded.
The plane lurches to the other set of landing gear, sending up another cloud of smoke.
The plane finally gains stability after testing the landing to extremes. Many users have praised the pilot, but also the way the landing gear coped with the impact. Jeffrey Morter said, 'What is impressive is how the pilot landed that beast dead centerline with crosswinds like that.'