Calgary Windstorm: Lufthansa Flight Makes Dramatic Landing In Strong Winds (VIDEO)
One of the worst places to be during a storm of any kind is probably on a plane about to land. Parts of southern Alberta were hit hard by a windstorm on Sunday that damaged buildings, shut down traffic and helped spread a grassfire around Lethbridge.
The winds caused delays at Calgary's airport today and made for some dramatic moments like this one that was caught on tape. A Lufthansa pilot had to be at his best on Sunday when he landed his Airbus A340 during the windstorm.
The technique, known as de-crabbing, forces a pilot to shift the plane slightly towards the crosswind while approaching the runway.
Calgary Core Closed
Fiefighters inspect damage after windows blew out and parts of an office tower were taken off by high winds in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. A powerful windstorm in Calgary that smashed windows in a highrise office tower has prompted officials to close traffic in the city's downtown, and issue a warning to stay indoors. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)
A police officer turns away a persistent pedestrian from an area in the downtown core damaged by high winds in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)
Wind Storm in Calgary
Wind gusts of 85-110 km/h in calgary and most of alberta!!! it was very dusty and scary!! :O
November 27 calgary wind storm
Braving the wind and watching the shingles blow off the roof as the wind gusts to 120 kph.
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A video from our balcony.
Calgary is Windy
An Extremely windy day in Calgary, at the end of november. its never this windy!!!! well maybe it is.... :)