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Plane’s wing nearly touches runway in extreme crosswinds

A Cessna plane has been filmed rocking violently from side to side as it made its approach to Dusseldorf in strong winds. Footage from on the ground captured on March 10 during Storm Eberhard shows the Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign operated by E-Aviation see-sawing in 75mph crosswinds while trying to land at Dusseldorf airport. While hovering over the runway, the small plane "bounces" up and down as it approaches the runway. As the plane is about to land, its left wing is dragged towards the tarmac floor, lifting the opposite side of the plane into the air. "The unique thing is ... the storm raises one wing as far as the other almost touches the runway. Never before have I recorded such behavior of an aircraft," the filmer - an experienced plane watcher - wrote online. Further footage captured at the same airport on the same day shows a Eurowings Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 making a crosswind approach and the Turboprop being tossed about, leading the pilot to abort. Another Eurowings plane is seen here making a takeoff in crosswinds. "After leaving the runway the aircraft directly turns into the storm direction," the filmer writes. Turkish Airlines flight TK1527 from Istanbul to Dusseldorf, an Airbus A330 TC-COE, is also seen aborting its landing.

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