The airbus, Emirates Flight EK 55, flew to Dusseldorf on Thursday October 5 with more than 500 passengers seated.
The situation of the entire journey was void of any trouble until the unexpected circumstance that started happening when the plane was about to land. As the Emirates A380 was about to touchdown on the runway, a dangerous strong gust of wind suddenly shook the flight and violently jerked it from side to side. Luckily the skilled pilots took immediate control of the aircraft and used the rudder to align the nose with the runway and then controlled the ailerons to prevent a drift.
The pilots were able to land the plane safely.
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A video of the terrifying landing was recorded by plane spotter, Martin Bogdan, which he uploaded onto his YouTube channel ‘Cargospotter’.
“I have never seen such a tremendous reaction of an airplane after a touchdown” said Bodgan “At first it looked like a pretty normal crosswind approach but after the touchdown the pilots tried to align with the runway which looked pretty incredible.” The video gathered more than 3 million views in three days.
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Northern Germany was hit with winds upto 80-96kph on Thursday while Berlin was hit by a hurricane gust of 120 kph.
The pilot’s quick reaction and smart thinking saved hundreds of lives. Bet all the passengers were glad to have their seatbelts fastened and out of the aircraft with their lives still in their hands!