Zoinks! Watch an A380 nearly crash land in a high crosswind


Before we go any further, you must repeat “Flying is the safest way to travel” like 57 times.

Done? OK, now hang onto your gonads while you watch this Thai Airways Airbus A380 land while there’s a crosswind of 90 feet (27.4 meters) per second at Japan’s Narita Airport. You’ll be relieved to hear that this is reportedly the maximum crosswind where an A380 is still allowed to land. Any faster and they just circle the airport while passengers shimmy down a rope and jump into a ball pit.

I made that last part up, but you can’t deny that it would be cool.

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