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    Senior Member Delta777LR's Avatar
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    Crazy and scary landing of DL 744

    This had to be the most craziest landing Ive ever seen on a Boeing 747! This is insane!

    Last edited by Delta777LR; 05-31-2013 at 08:56 PM.
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    Evrything looked perfectly fine until touchdown... wonder what happened.
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    Looks like a sudden crosswind burst from the left side.

    EDIT: Upon closer inspection, it's hard to see and I may be wrong, but it kind of looks like only the spoilers on the right wing initially deployed upon touchdown.

    EDIT2: After watching the video a couple more times, it seems like there was some sort of crosswind that de-stabilized the Queen at just a few feet. It seems like the PF overcorrected with the rudder and also with the yoke. You can see her start yawing to the left around 00:11 immediately before touchdown, and during touchdown, the PF applied heavy right rudder along with almost full right yoke, but seems to have overcorrected, which ended up with the spoilers not deploying fully on the left wing, pushing the right wing closer to the ground.

    Just an amateur's take though.
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    Probably a crosswind.

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    Some great skills by the pilots to react to the unexpected crosswind.
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