View Full Version : Russian 737 in high winds blown round

23rd Mar 2016, 20:36
Nice weather..... Not

Whoosh! Airliner Rotated by Strong Wind (http://sputniknews.com/videoclub/20160323/1036857593/strong-wind-turns-plane.html)

23rd Mar 2016, 22:24
Saw that happen to a B-52 at max taxi weight (490,000 lbs) once.

23rd Mar 2016, 23:07
Classic weathervane effect.. The drifting snow and blowing snow just add to it.

23rd Mar 2016, 23:09
Yes but.......are you sure it wasn't taxing out? The lower beacon is flashing, you can see the left wing white Nav light and I think the nose wheel is to the right.


Certainly shitty weather for flying!!

24th Mar 2016, 00:36
Actually, this is not out of the ordinary kind of weather for the arctic. The lack of trees makes means that there is not much to slow down the wind, although in the flatlands, the benefit is not a lot of mechanical turbulence.

Poor vis in blowing snow but climb one or two hundred feet and you are out of it. Frequently, the runway will be in sight from 20 miles back(especially at night) but be ready to lose it in the flare.

That being said, it is not normal for a plane to be getting spun around like this. The first thing that comes to mind is, I wonder if there is a layer of ice under the aircraft. It is springtime and perhaps there was some melting and then freezing after a drop in temperature.

24th Mar 2016, 01:02
Shouldn't have to worry about a hot start now it's facing into wind ;)

24th Mar 2016, 08:00
It is springtime (...)

Maybe for this region we can call it "springtime" - temperature increased to around -10C already :cool::cool::cool: