Crosswind landings can be quite tricky. I have watched this video over and over again and trying to figure out what aircraft types I am seeing. The page hosting the video says this is an Airbus A340 trying to land twice. Ha. It is easy to tell this isn’t not an Airbus A340 (they have four engines). It appears to be two separate aircraft. The first looks to be a SATA International Airbus A320 and the second looks to be an SATA International Airbus A310. I am guessing this video is taken in the Azores. If you have any additional information or want to fight about the plane types, let me know!

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Yep, it seems like Ponta Delgada (PDL) airport of the Azores, Portugal.

It remindes me this other video, of a TAP Portugal’s A321 attempt to land @ Lisbon (LIS), on a domestic flight from Faro (FAO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0HynFr4LrA&feature=fvsr

Evil T

If I was on that plane I would have demanded to be let off before that landing attempt

miguel

normally I travel with this company (Sata) from lisbon to ponta delgada.
they have two tipes of aircraft for this traject: a310/a320
I think thas it is a320 because I know how it heards
Thanks and I hope that you understand my English…

KEITH MACGAUL

BOTH THESE APPROACHES ARE IN BREACH OF THE MANUFACTURERS MAX CROSSWIND COMPONENTS AND PROFESSIONAL PILOTS GOOD PRACTICE.
SHAME ONM THE PILOTS FOR BEING RANK AMATEURS WHEN IT COMES TO SAFETY.
KEITH

J.B.A.Williams

Is this perchance the Keith Macgaul who was APM Lima for BOAC in 1963/66? I am Bruce Williams, BOAC TLO KIngston 63/66. If you are that Keith, how are you?

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