Petrifying Video Footage of Boeing Dreamliner Nosediving

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Petrifying Video Footage of Boeing Dreamliner Nosediving

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Have you seen this clip?!  If you haven’t, next time you fly you’re going to be sure to fasten your seat belt a little bit tighter.

Recently in Japan, an airplane nosedived over a runway when the pilot was attempting to land in over 100-mile-per-hour winds during a typhoon.  The video footage above shows the plane suddenly dipping forward while coming in for the landing at Tokyo’s Narita airport.

Despite the winds and extreme weather, the plane landed safely without incident, but over 300 flights were cancelled the following days.

This is a good reminder of how durable airplanes are nowadays and how experienced our pilots are.  But it’s also a reminder to always wear your seat belt!

Typhoon season in Japan has been damaging roads, bridges, airports and homes.  Already, over 138,000 residents are without power and another typhoon has recently shut down one of Japan’s largest airports, Kansai International, which is expected to remain closed indefinitely.

Have you had any scary flight experiences?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Mid to late 80’s : flying in to Madrid late night: heavy turbulence due to storms in the area : at time of approach the runway was visible: no rain. At this time it was usual to keep the cockpit door open. Later I learned this wss a safety thing for the crew so they could evacuate quickly and not worry about the door being jammed. I was in the front row, aisle seat and could see the runway lights ad we approached. Suddenly I couldnt! I saw (and felt the huge side ways shift. One second – runway lights : next second houses and cars ! The airplane nosed over TOWARDS the ground, I could hear the engines spooling up and the I felt the push of gravity as the nose came up. We flew along a very low path for almost an eternity (maybe 5 minutes in real time) then again the nose came up and we climbed out to an altitude of 15,000 feet (according to the pilot’s announcement. He assured us everything was fone now and we would be landing (again! ) in a few minutes. It seemed a heavy ‘wind sheer’ had shover the airplane about a kilometer out of line with the runway. Of course, the wings lost a TON of lift when this happened. So the ‘nose over’ was the pilots (successful ) attempt to gain speed (speed usually equals lift). The plane was literally 200 feet above the ground when he leveled out. He flew there long enough to ensure the plane was under control then climbed out. The time flYing around at altitude was actually time the crew needed to settle their nerves and wind down from the adrenaline rush! Shortly we were on the ground and deplaning. An emergency medical crew met the plane because we had a man back in second class with a heart attack.
The crew was very professional and calming to every one as we left . Never heard from the airline about the incident. (I was hoping for an offer of a free flight! 《Smile》.
I learned the details from the Base Flight Safety Office when the incident report was released.

Difficult to comment as as I have a black screen with no plane.

Just had an awesome 11-hour flight to SFO on a Dreamliner today, my favorite plane. While “petrifying” videos might get you clicks it’s the totally normal flights like today’s that go unreported.

That photo isn’t a dreamliner. Get a grip. Fake news.

Hi Steve – did you watch the actual video clip in the post of the Dreamliner?

As a 777 pilot for a major global carrier, I question the judgement of any pilot who tries to land in 100mph winds unless there is no other option.

Indeed , whilst I am NOT a pilot but have a significant engineering background , I too question this decision, Our modern planes are well equipped with wind shear warning instrumentation, This looked like it could have been the cause . BUT in this instance a go around would have been easy to effect. Good Flying though.

I know nothing about flying planes or how they’re made.

But I think it is not wise to try to land in 160km/h winds.

Even if it is a head wind.

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