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Extremely high-wind landing is extremely scary

In pilot-speak "Crabbing" refers to angling the nose of a plane in order to compensate for a crosswind, as can be seen in this video of an extraordinarily high wind landing in Calgary this weekend. We'll just call it opposite lock for planes.


The plane you're looking at is a Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 executing what looks like the most hoontastic landing imaginable. In fact, this is proper landing technique for heavy crosswinds, which either makes this video somewhat banal, or planes just that much more awesome.

Hat tip to: mz3nb!

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