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Video: ten terrifying landings, takeoffs and flights
It is pretty safe to say that 99.99% of all flights are completely uneventful, but every now and then you'll find yourself on a flight from hell. We've collected ten videos of poor takeoffs, poor landings and dreadful in-flight turbulence. Just remember - any flight you can walk away from can be considered a successful flight.
In the first video, you'll see JetBlue flight 292 trying to land with a broken nosewheel. The amazing flight crew managed to land the plane without any real problems. This plane also went down in history as the first where the passengers were able to watch their own plane emergency on live TV thanks to the DirectTV service.
Ecuador, bumpy takeoff.
Aborted landing of a KLM 747 at St.Maarten airport - watch at the plane comes in to land but is faced with an occupied runway.
Watch as the pilot of this Concorde decided the crosswinds are too much for a safe landing. Such an amazing plane, and a real shame she's no longer with us.
This is the aftermath of some really nasty turbulence on a Kuwait Airways flight. Passengers seem stunned, and the aisle is full of stuff from the overhead bins. Thankfully, most turbulence is limited to being thrown around a bit and almost never results in anything worse.
American Airlines coming in for a landing in Honduras at Tegucigalpa airport.
Same airport, from cockpit view.
Watch this Boeing 747 almost run out of asphalt - and witness the spotters freak out a little when 800,000 lbs of plane flies towards them.
Another awesome clip from St.Maarten airport. The beach at the end of the runway is notoriously dangerous, but that didn't stop these people from enjoying some sun, sea and sand. Until the jet took off that is...
This is one of those landings where the passengers ask the pilot whether he landed the plane, or if he was shot down.