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Terrifying Landings and Aborted Landings Under 62MPH Crosswinds [Video]

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last Wednesday, a huge storm system arrived to Spain from the North. In Bilbao, a city in the north of Spain, planes were forced to land under 62mph (100km/h) crosswinds. Some of them had to be aborted several times. Watch the video. More »
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