Top 10 Viral Aviation Videos of 2017
These days almost anything aviation can be caught on video – stunning airshow performances, hair-raising emergencies or priceless experiences you can only get while being in the cockpit. Thanks to the accessibility of video cameras, people have the opportunity to capture some pretty incredible and unbelievable moments. These 10 viral aviation videos are definitely worth watching again and again!
At least two passengers onboard captured the scene, which shows a man being forcibly removed from his seat and dragged down the aisle as others look on in apparent disbelief. Some clips appear to show that the man was left bleeding from the head after his face was smashed against an armrest during the scuffle.
United Airlines replaced a pilot before takeoff after she boarded in civilian clothes and told passengers over the intercom that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were liars and that she was getting a divorce.
A passenger plane had to abort a landing attempt at one of the world’s most notorious airports when it appeared to dip dangerously close to the ocean. A Boeing 737, from Canadian airline WestJet’s fleet, was filmed pulling up moments before landing at Sint Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport on March 7.
As seen in a YouTube video shared by The Aviationist, a fully-loaded Kazakhstani helicopter plopped itself down on in the middle of a snowy Kazakhstan highway, so that they could get out and ask a passing truck driver for directions.
The royal family in Saudi Arabia are known for their insurmountable wealth and for their lavish expenses. A Saudi prince has bought plane tickets for his 80 falcons to ensure their safe travel.
Dash-cam footage has shown the moment a small airplane crashed through power cables and burst into flame before hitting the ground near a busy road. The pilot was reported to be from the neighbouring state of Oregon.
Amsterdam airport appears to have become a testing ground for pilots with strong crosswinds ripping across the tarmac and tossing planes around. Video captured from the Amsterdam airport shows the hair-raising landings of several passenger jets as they battered by crosswinds.
Nearly two years after surviving a hard crash-landing of his single-engine 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR at the airport in Santa Monica, the actor accidentally flew directly over a loaded commercial jetliner in Orange County, California. He mistakenly landed on a taxiway instead of a runway.
Storm Doris has lashed the UK with winds of up to 94mph and brought heavy rain and snow, causing widespread travel disruption. Meanwhile, the strong gusts of wind have caused dangerous flying conditions for pilots, resulting in some cancellations and hair-raising footage of difficult landings. Pilots battled to keep aircraft steady as they approached runways across the UK.
With Hurricane Harvey set to cause devastation across Texas, hurricane hunters have braved the journey and flown into the eye of the storm.