Lufthansa Landing in Germany

Wow. For those not familiar with flying, this is an example of landing in a crosswind. During a “crab” You need to point the nose into the wind, but still keep going straight towards the runway while keeping wings level. At the last second during the flair, you ease up on the rudder so you land straight down the runway.

With heavy winds or if a strong gust hits, things can get a bit crazy. You can check out the Hamburg Airport (EDDH) weather history for March 1 here. It looks like gusts at mid-day maxed out at about 56 MPH, but that gust could have been a lot more.