A380 Crosswind Landing at Düsseldorf

A380 Crosswind Landing at Düsseldorf

Landing a plane in a storm can be terrifying. It becomes near impossible when you are in the cockpit of the world’s biggest airliner - the Airbus A380 that weighs 577 tonnes, equivalent to 48 double decker buses. However, one pilot managed to pull off a crosswind landing at the airport in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Watch the video of Airbus A380 Crosswind Landing at Düsseldorf! Weather conditions in Düsseldorf, Germany were windy and wet over the weekend, making for a crazy-looking maneuver as this Emirates Airbus A380 (which is the world’s largest passenger airliner).

The footage shows the airliner swaying as the pilot attempted to steer through strong crosswinds. Thankfully, his skill came through as the plane and its passengers touched down safely.

Speaking to MailOnline Travel, Steven Draper, representative of the British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) and a former pilot said: 'Pilots are highly trained and have to use their skills day-in-day-out, so this type of crosswind landing is nothing out of the ordinary.

'Landing in strong crosswinds or turbulence goes beyond the capabilities of the aeroplane's automatic pilot. This is a good example of why a pilot should be alert and free from fatigue when landing, and be given the opportunity to develop excellent handling skills.'

Speaking to MailOnline previously, Dai Whittingham, the chief executive of the UK Flight Safety Committee, stated that while crosswinds appear dangerous, they are an everyday occurrence.

He said: 'High winds in themselves are not dangerous but they can certainly be inconvenient, especially if the wind direction is across the runway.

'All pilots train to land in high crosswind conditions and will have practiced to the aircraft limits in the simulator.

Can’t get enough of crosswind landing videos? Take a look at the another Emirates Airbus A380 Thrust Reverse on a Wet Runway!