Tu-154 landing

The Tupolev Tu-154 is a Russian built medium-range trijet airliner. The mainstay of Russian airlines for several decades, the Tu-154 has carried about half of all passengers flown by Aeroflot and its subsidiaries, or approximately 137 million passengers per year, and has been exported and operated by at least 17 foreign airlines. Join the crew as they perform a landing. The video is in Russian but I think the captain is trying to say ” Stop messing with the stick boy, this plane can fly without you! “. 🙂

Tu-154 landing

Long landing at Innsbruck

This Russian pilot comes in to land at the Innsbruck Airport, missing the touchdown point and finally touching down 2/3 of the runway later. Guess some days are better that others…

Long landing at Innsbruck

P-47 belly landing

This RC P-47 has quite a troubled day. After a first difficult landing, the pilot manages to send it once again in the air. On the second flight the right wheel bails out 🙂 and the pilot is forced to belly land the plane. The P-47 is saved thanks to the pilot’s skills. The minimal damage belly landing ensures that this little RC plane will fly another day.

P-47 belly landing

Son, did we land or were we shot down?

This video reminds me of a joke I heard some time ago. A young co-pilot performed an extremely rough landing… and such was the case that the company he was working at had a rule: the pilots of the aircraft had to stay near the door and wave their passengers goodbye. After his very hard landing, the young co-pilot did not have the guts to look his passengers in the eye. As each passenger passed in front of him the only relief he got was from hoping they will not pass any smart comments regarding his landing. Finally the last passenger was preparing to step out of the plane, an old lady… she approaches the co-pilot and asks him:”Son, did we land or were we shot down?”… that’s what first came into my mind when i saw this landing.

Son, did we land or were we shot down?

The massive low pressure storm system named Emma hit Europe with high winds and heavy rain. Gale force winds were recorded all over Central Europe. It is no surprise that this Lufthansa Airbus A320 was nearly blown off the runway by crosswind as it attempted to land at Hamburg on RWY 23. The pilot managed to avoid disaster in the last moment as the wing was touching the asphalt of the runway. The plane managed to land after a few minutes when the wind was calm. Passengers were pretty shook up after the incident and needed some therapy sessions at the airport.

Airbus A320 crosswind approach

Dramatic hard landing

This Bk-117 was coming in to a near drowning scene and everything looked alright. Unfortunately one of the engines of the helo fails and the pilot is forced to make this dramatic hard landing. Check out the story for more details of this incident in Phoenix.

Dramatic hard landing

Airbus A380 crosswind landings

The largest passenger airliner in the world, the Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus. Don’t know what this guy says in the video, but the footage speaks for itself… crosswind landings with the giant A380.

Airbus A380 crosswind landings

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Extreme rough landing

Guess this is every passengers nightmare… a very rough landing giving you the scare of a lifetime. The aircraft in question is a BAe 146 and it hits hard. Not the most skillful of pilots, but then again human error counts for more than 80% of aircraft incidents and accidents. I’ve done some bad landings but this one is off the scale… quite a bounce ain’t it?

Extreme rough landing

Russian Knight on his belly

In 1997 at an airshow in Bratislava one member of the Russian Knights aerobatic team forgot to lower the landing gear of his Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker. As a result of this incident, only helicopters were allowed to perform that day. As for the aircraft, there was some damage to the underside but nothing major. The plane took off heading for Russia only two days later. Very solid plane… and beautiful too…

Russian Knight on his belly

Incredibly short landing

This is probably one of the shortest landings I have ever seen. That Piper Cub stopped in just a few meters. That is the effect of a strong head wind.

Incredibly short landing