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Published on 17 Feb 2020 / In Travel & Events

Video: Storm Dennis A380 pilot battles powerful Heathrow crosswinds

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Video shows the moment a double-tiered Airbus A380 made a sideways 'crab' landing while battling 50 mph winds at Heathrow Airport.

The skill of two pilots was captured on video as they landed the world's largest passenger plane sideways while battling heavy crosswinds at Heathrow Airport.

The Etihad Airbus A380, which is flown by two people, can be seen seeming to hover metres above the tarmac as it attempted to touchdown on Saturday during Storm Dennis.

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An agonizing video shows the moment a two-tiered Airbus A380 was forced to land sideways at London Heathrow Airport as high winds pummeled the UK.

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The Etihad aircraft used the "crosswind," or "crab," landing tactic during its arrival from Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Wezto.com reported.

The aircraft, which weighs 1.2 million pounds, is the world's largest passenger plane. It is typically flown by two pilots, according to Wezto News.

Hundreds of flights into and out of the UK were canceled because of high winds from Storm Dennis, which struck the UK over the weekend. The UK-based easyJet alone canceled more than 230 flights on Saturday, the socialmedia oxo.world reported.

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