Stomach Churning

Check out this video of a Lufthansa A320 trying to make a landing during a windstorm with winds in excess of 56 mph. The jet is buffeted around horribly, and as the airliner touches down a gust wrenches the plane violently, almost sending it hurtling off the runway. Miraculously, the pilot managed to pull up safely and avoid turning the airplane into a flaming fireball.

The plane’s wing actually grazes the runway during this close encounter.

Here is a story on this incident from Der Spiegel.

Wow, really makes me not want to fly anytime soon. That aborted landing is gut wrenching.