WATCH: Emirates plane's dramatic landing

WATCH: Emirates planes dramatic landing

Amsterdam - The footage was posted on YouTube as Amsterdam was battered by storms.

By Web Team

Published: Wed 23 Nov 2016, 7:19 AM

Last updated: Wed 23 Nov 2016, 3:40 PM

The world's largest passenger plane was almost forced to land sideways as it was battered by a storm.
According to Daily Mail, the Emirates Airbus A380 was almost forced to land sideways and a Swiss International Air Lines pilot had to abort landing as they arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.
Storm Angus hurricane winds forced the captain of Emirates A380 to successfully perform a sideway or "crab" landing technique at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Monday. 
In the footage, captured by Jerry Taha Productions, shows the Emirates moving sideways due to the severe crosswinds as it approaches the runway. 

The "crab" landing enables an aircraft to drift laterally as it approaches the runway in order to track the runway centreline, which allows the pilot to safely bring the plane to the ground, the report said.
Stunned onlookers watched on as the plane was buffeted by strong winds.
It continues to rock back and forth before finally flying forwards and successfully landing. 

"A pilot should be alert and free from fatigue when landing, and be given the opportunity to develop excellent handling skills," Steven Draper, representative of the British Airline Pilots' Association and a former pilot, told the Daily Mail. 
Emirates operates have 80 A380s in their fleet.
On Monday, Storm Angus brought hurricane force winds to southern Britain causing flooding and power cuts to thousands of homes.

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