Over the years I’ve posted lots of crazy airplane landing videos, though this has to be the craziest one yet. For the past couple of days Storm Friederike has been passing through Europe with some very high winds, and it caused chaos for many forms of transportation.
I was flying last night from Zurich to Geneva, and while that wasn’t the direct path of the storm, it was the bumpiest flight I’ve had in years. So I can only imagine how bad this was for those directly impacted by the storm.
Dusseldorf Airport seems to have its fair share of crazy landings, and I’ve seen dozens of landing videos from there over the years. From A380s to small props, no planes are immune from Dusseldorf’s winds. For example, in the past I’ve shared this video of an Emirates A380 landing at Dusseldorf Airport:
However, that pales in comparison to some of the footage that was posted from yesterday. Check out this video of a Eurowings Dash 8 landing at Dusseldorf Airport yesterday:
Wow, wow, wow. I can’t even imagine what it must have felt like in that cabin. The video suggests there may have been winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour. I’m not sure if that’s accurate, and I imagine if the winds were actually that strong, they must have been closely aligned with the runway, or else it would have exceeded the plane’s limits.
Regardless, those pilots know what they’re doing, that’s for sure.
If you want to see more from the same YouTuber from yesterday, see this video:
(Tip of the hat to Brian)