Watch: Airbus jet buffeted by gusty winds in harrowing landing

An Airbus A380, the largest passenger plane in the world, encountered strong, gusty winds while trying to make a landing in Dusseldorf, Germany last week.

The landing of the Emirates Airlines jet was caught on video. It shows what appears to be crosswinds buffeting the wobbling plane as it approached the runway. The Airbus A380, which can hold up to 600 passengers, made a hard landing, and swerved and bounced as it taxied in.

The video, recorded by Cargospotter on Thursday, was posted to YouTube and went viral with more than 8 million views so far.

Cargospotter called the landing “extremely hard and extraordinary.”

“At first it looked like a pretty normal crosswind approach but after touchdown the pilots tried to align with the runway, which looked pretty incredible,” according to the post.

“I have never seen such a tremendous reaction of an airplane after a touchdown. You can see that the pilots tried to align with the runway by using the tail rudder and luckily it worked out.”

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