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Old Posted Mar 3, 2008, 6:43 PM
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OT: Now That Was a Close One!

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Yup, definately a situation where ya can say the F-word!

ETA: BTW, it happened on Saturday as the Lufthansa Airbus A320 was landing at Hamburg.

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Old Posted Mar 3, 2008, 7:16 PM
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Holy Sh!t - i was like "when the hell are you gonna abort the landing!!!!" that is just crazy scary!!
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Just what I needed to see before I hop on the plane tomorrow.
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There was nothing wrong with the landing until metres off the runway. In fact, it was a pretty standard crosswind landing...probably caught an upwards gust near the end.
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Reminds me of my trip in a Beech turboprop with Central Mountain Air. In the Beech aircraft passengers can see out the front windows down the aisle. Watching the small plane pitch and yaw on approach through the front window was exciting and novel given that you would never have that vantage point on a large commercial airliner.
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Reminds me of my trip in a Beech turboprop with Central Mountain Air. In the Beech aircraft passengers can see out the front windows down the aisle. Watching the small plane pitch and yaw on approach through the front window was exciting and novel given that you would never have that vantage point on a large commercial airliner.
JAL gives you "pilots view" on the personal TV's for takeoff and landing. Frightening, really.
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JAL gives you "pilots view" on the personal TV's for takeoff and landing. Frightening, really.
Really? That's freaking cool. We're so deprived in Canada. I was excited when Westjet offered the seatback TVs with the live location map only to learn from a friend that other airlines have been offering that service for at least six years.
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they have been playing it all morning on CNN

apparently it hit a puddle on the runway in addition to the wind problem
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JAL gives you "pilots view" on the personal TV's for takeoff and landing. Frightening, really.
Some Austrian Airlines planes (767s?) also have that. I've flown with a bunch of airlines to Europe, and they were the only ones to have it there. However, it all depends on if you get the 767 or the ancient 747.
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