7 Terrifying Airplane Landings Caught on Video

By Chris Smith
Chris Smith
Chris Smith
January 20, 2016 Updated: January 20, 2016

We’ve seen our fair share of death-defying airplane landings so far this year, but they’re apparently only scratching the surface when it comes to scary plane landing videos. Below you’ll find videos for seven of the scariest plane landings ever filmed over the past 24 years.

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July 1989: Douglas DC019 with uncontained failure: 111 victims out of 286 passengers and crew

September 2005: Airbus A320 with broken gear

September 2006: Boeing 747 landing on Cessna-sized runway

April 2007: Boeing 757 landing after bird strike

March 2008: Airbus A320 landing in wind storm

January 2009: Airbus A320 losses both engines after takeoff

September 2010: Boeing 787 crosswind test landing

Check out Popular Mechanics entire coverage at the source link, complete with more background details on each of these fantastic landings, and see our airplane hub for more aerial magic.


Chris Smith