Scary Landings And Runway Sights

Crosswind take-offs and landings are common, but they're no less scary to watch. See frightening landings including the KLM Boeing 747 St. Maarten landing.

Crosswind take-offs and landings are commonly seen on the runway, but it doesn't mean they're not scary to watch. Abnormal Runway Contacts (ARC) can include hard/heavy, long/fast, off-center and other strike landings, which can damage the aircraft's landing gear and structures - immediately and over time. Wheels, brakes and landing gear represents over 22% of the world components market over 10 years according to Aviation Week Fleet & MRO Forecasts. See some frightening landings, a wake vortex and a too-close-for-comfort runway...just in time for Halloween.

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