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England: Boeing 777 almost lands sideways, twice

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After experiencing two aborted landings in howling crosswinds one experienced airline passenger summed up his feelings in a three-word Tweet: “Never flying again.”
It was at the end of a long uneventful flight from Dubai to Birmingham, England on Thursday when passengers were terrified by dual landing attempts that saw the Boeing 777 they were in pushed sideways at a right angle just as it was about to touch down on the tarmac. During both landing attempts the pilot of Dubai-based Emirates airline managed to pull up a split second before the heavy passenger jet met the runway at a deadly angle, as shown in video.
Video that captured the two aborted landings show the plane’s final approach severely distorted by uncommonly strong winds that push the plane out of trim a moment before each averted touchdown.
After struggling to maintain control during the two aborted landings, the pilot decided to fly 100 miles to London's Gatwick Airport where it landed safely without incident.
A Brussels Airlines plane landing in Birmingham was also reported being pushed sideways by wind blasts Thursday during a final approach but the pilot managed to land safely.



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