Monday, February 17, 2014

Landing Gear Banged to its Limits

What happens when 120 tonnes of landing Boeing 767 encounters severe turbulence just above the runway at Birmingham Airport in England. The flexing wings are a good indication of the blustery conditions - crosswind gusting 35 knots perpendicular to runway. Just watch the wheels bouncing in all directions under the shear forces. Actually reassuring that the undercarriage can take this sort of punishment without blowing itself to pieces.

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