Watch this amazing video of a very strong crosswind approach and landing at Birmingham airport (BHX) in England (ICAO: EGBB). The Boeing 767 aircraft experienced severe turbulence on approach and the cross winds were reported at 35 knots. The runways at BHX are 15 and 33, so there was no way to avoid a crosswind in this case. The strong wind was reported perpendicular to the runway and you can see it in the pilot’s aggressive crab approach.
See as this 120 ton Boeing 767 bounces along the runway and how hard it’s right landing gear hits the asphalt. It looks like it didn’t even blow a tire, which seems amazing considering how severe the landing appears. See how the wings flex in this landing too.
These big airplanes make these types of landings routinely every day. But that doesn’t make them any less amazing!
Image courtesy of FlugSnug.com.