There are a lot of crosswind landing videos out there, and many of them can look dramatic, especially when viewed from the ground at certain angles.
However, a few days ago video emerged of what must be one of the most dramatic crosswind landings I’ve seen. The video is of a 737 attempting to land at Prague Airport. According to the video, the crosswind is only about 13 knots, which isn’t too extreme. However, the video footage is insane.
Perhaps it’s just the angle from which the video is taken, but to me this looks like the “closest call” I’ve ever seen for a crosswind landing — yow! Kudos to the pilots for their quick recovery during the go around.
Here’s the video:
Have you seen that crazy of a crosswind landing before?
(Tip of the hat to this airliners.net thread)