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Old 12-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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B-777 go-around

Pretty good video of a B-777 fighting crosswinds.

Birmingham Airport: Video shows knee-trembling moment passenger jet has to avert landing after turning SIDEWAYS due to high winds - Mirror Online

To convert from a crab to a slip would probably have turned the left wing into a plow.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Pretty good video of a B-777 fighting crosswinds.

Birmingham Airport: Video shows knee-trembling moment passenger jet has to avert landing after turning SIDEWAYS due to high winds - Mirror Online

To convert from a crab to a slip would probably have turned the left wing into a plow.
Good piloting.

You can Goggle for B52 bomber crab landing and see B52's which are equipped with a landing gear that crabs make some crosswind landings.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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Good piloting.

You can Goggle for B52 bomber crab landing and see B52's which are equipped with a landing gear that crabs make some crosswind landings.
my old C170B had that kind of gear also, it got me out of a lot of trouble being a tail dragger, as the saying goes (you fly it to the chocks)
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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my old C170B had that kind of gear also, it got me out of a lot of trouble being a tail dragger, as the saying goes (you fly it to the chocks)
Never was a pilot,but have heard many stories about tail draggers - such as C46's, C47/DC3's,170's being bears to land in some extreme conditions.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #5
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cross wind landing

I was a crew member on Navy patrol planes. P2V type aircraft. We were coming from Dallas Texas, and stopping at Brunswick Maine for RON. We were light, as we had been bucking strong head winds for the last 3 hours. Line up on the runway was okay, and the drivers were doing okay, but at the last moment in time, the cross wind got us and we went into a terrible crabbing mess. We touched down semi-sideways. Blew the mains, tore off the nose wheel, and destroyed the radome. After the wild ride thru the mud and down the runway, 11 of us were getting out anyway we could. There was no fire, but I could smell all the fluids coming from various areas of the plane. There was no time to be scared. I was in the radio shack, so I went aft, and opened the rear belly exit, and took off,....but I was still in the aircraft. The plane was sitting on its belly. When I got my brain in gear, I blew open the rear windows and got to the ground, and ran away from the mess. I fell a few times, but after the last fall, I crawled to the edge of the runway. Had a fractured left kneecap, and twisted left ankle. Non of the crew died in that mess, but we sure were beat up. That was in the early 60's, and in December of 1989, the VA replaced my left knee, which had finally gave up.
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I was a crew member on Navy patrol planes. P2V type aircraft. We were coming from Dallas Texas, and stopping at Brunswick Maine for RON. We were light, as we had been bucking strong head winds for the last 3 hours. Line up on the runway was okay, and the drivers were doing okay, but at the last moment in time, the cross wind got us and we went into a terrible crabbing mess. We touched down semi-sideways. Blew the mains, tore off the nose wheel, and destroyed the radome. After the wild ride thru the mud and down the runway, 11 of us were getting out anyway we could. There was no fire, but I could smell all the fluids coming from various areas of the plane. There was no time to be scared. I was in the radio shack, so I went aft, and opened the rear belly exit, and took off,....but I was still in the aircraft. The plane was sitting on its belly. When I got my brain in gear, I blew open the rear windows and got to the ground, and ran away from the mess. I fell a few times, but after the last fall, I crawled to the edge of the runway. Had a fractured left kneecap, and twisted left ankle. Non of the crew died in that mess, but we sure were beat up. That was in the early 60's, and in December of 1989, the VA replaced my left knee, which had finally gave up.
Not familiar with Navy airplanes, but that sounds like one wild ride you and the others took. Glad no one was killed and hope your replacement knee is working for you.
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Here’s a 12 minute video of crab landings at Dusseldorf on an icy runway. The winds must have been pretty severe.

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Old 12-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #8
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Wonder how many of these at Dusseldorf were using Autoland? Apparently the B-777 was a pilot decision to do goaround. I had no problems with steady crosswinds - it was gusts that gave me headaches!
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I think I'd need to change my britches if I was able to look out the window and see the end of the runway we were landing on!
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Wow......I just pinched the seat of my chair watching those videos.
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