Video shows a Boeing 737 being spun by extreme winds at Siberian airport

  • The clip shows a 737 being spun right around at Alykel airport
  • Boeing 737s are fairly heavy even when empty – around 40 tonnes
  • Several voices can be heard on the clip, belonging to startled witnesses

No wonder the air terminal was shut.

Astonishing footage has emerged of a Boeing 737 being blown right around on the ground by ferocious winds at an airport in Siberia.

The one-minute-long clip was seemingly filmed on a mobile phone by someone on board a vehicle nearby and shows the aircraft sliding almost 180 degrees on a snowy area of tarmac.

Astonishing footage has emerged of a Boeing 737 being blown right around on the ground by ferocious winds at an airport in Siberia

Astonishing footage has emerged of a Boeing 737 being blown right around on the ground by ferocious winds at an airport in Siberia

An aircraft was turned almost 180 degrees on a snowy area of tarmac at Alykel airport

An aircraft was turned almost 180 degrees on a snowy area of tarmac at Alykel airport

The footage was uploaded to YouTube and also posted to Airlive.net, which said that it was taken at Alykel airport in conditions that forced it to close.

Several voices can be heard on the clip, belonging to people who are evidently startled at what they’re watching.

Boeing 737s are fairly heavy even when empty – around 40 tonnes – which makes the footage all the more remarkable.

The authenticity of the clip could not be confirmed by MailOnline Travel at the time of writing, but understands from industry sources that 737s could be moved by extreme winds if empty and on slippery surfaces.

Startled voices can be heard on the short clip, which was filmed from a nearby vehicle

Startled voices can be heard on the short clip, which was filmed from a nearby vehicle

Pilots are trained to operate planes in strong winds and earlier this year footage showed how their skills bring passengers home safely even in rough conditions.

The video was of an Emirates A380 coming into land at Manchester Airport during Storm Frank. 

The pilots weren’t contending with winds as strong as those at Alykel, but at 50mph, were fierce enough to rock the plane quite a bit.

The passenger plane was arriving in Manchester from Dubai and as the back wheels touch down on the tarmac, the force of the crosswinds meant the nose landing gear did not touch down immediately.

Dramatic footage was taken of an Emirates A380 coming into land at Manchester Airport during Storm Frank

Dramatic footage was taken of an Emirates A380 coming into land at Manchester Airport during Storm Frank

The plane can clearly be seen bouncing from side to side, before it lurches from its central line.

The dramatic nature of the landing raises exclamations from the person filming the aircraft, as well as others watching on.

However, the captain utilises all his skills to balance the aircraft and it cruises safely to the taxiway.

 







Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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