Friday Fun: Lufthansa Close Call in Hamburg Video

It definitely would have been far from fun for the passengers in this Lufthansa flight. This A320 flight was caught in the crosswind and was almost blown over. When I saw it all I could say was wow! I really wouldn’t want to be on that plane.

They are guessing the wind speed when that gust almost tipped the plane over but I guess we have to give the pilot credit to get the plane off the ground again for another try..

I heard a piece on NPR radio where the host talked to the author of the book Beyond the Black Box: The Forensics of Airplance Crashes. You can hear it here.

On a side note, I let ShanKri-la’s first birthday pass by silently (Feb 26th was my first post last year). That’s because I actually registered the domain in Sep 06 but didn’t really start blogging until Feb’07. It’s been a great year of learning and I hope to learn even more in the coming year and share my finds with you. Thanks for staying with me.. looking forward to another great year! 😛

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11 Responses to “Friday Fun: Lufthansa Close Call in Hamburg Video”

  1. Troy March 7, 2008 at 11:30 pm #

    That is a truly disturbing video, they were almost scraping the ground for a moment there.

    Congratulations on a year of blogging, it certainly seems as though you’ve accomplished quite a lot in that time, and you should be proud of this blog :).

  2. Madhur Kapoor March 8, 2008 at 12:05 am #

    Congrats on compleating a year in blogging buddy.

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  3. K March 8, 2008 at 4:04 am #

    Troy.. thanks a lot! I am happy to see where I am with my blog after a year but it’s nothing compared to some of the fine blogs around. I am constantly trying to improve and hope it shows. By the way, I finally gotten around to implementing your suggestion of removing Comic sans from the tag cloud. 😛

    Madhur.. thanks a lot man!

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  4. Mark March 8, 2008 at 4:14 am #

    Yikes, that was a VERY close call!

    And congrats, buddy, on turning 1-year-old! Woo-hoo!!

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  5. K March 8, 2008 at 4:16 am #

    Mark.. thanks buddy! 😆

  6. CarFan March 11, 2008 at 4:30 am #

    Wow, that’ s a crazy miss landing! I have flown more than 30 times in the past few years and only had one miss landing which being far from being that extreme, was scary enough.

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. You have done really well, keep up the great work.

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  7. K March 12, 2008 at 9:21 pm #

    Jon, this looked pretty scary! Thanks for your wishes. 🙂

  8. Jared Walker March 13, 2008 at 6:50 am #

    That was crazy. I thought the wing was going to crash into the ground.

  9. K March 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    Hey Jared, welcome to ShanKri-la! You know it.. I haven’t seen such a close-call before caught on video either!

  10. Asia'h Epperson May 8, 2008 at 8:02 pm #

    That’s very close. Thanks god the plane took off again.

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  11. K May 9, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    Asia’h, it did make my shudder.