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VIDEO: Plane makes terrifying landing in Düsseldorf during storm

On Thursday an Airbus A380 landed at Düsseldorf airport and appeared to come very close to careering off the runway.

VIDEO: Plane makes terrifying landing in Düsseldorf during storm
An Emirates Airbus. Photo: DPA
Flights were cancelled and delayed to and from north Germany on Thursday due to storm Xavier's strong winds – and you can see why from this clip of an Emirates Airbus landing after being caught by the wind.
 
As it hits the runway, the plane swerves left and right, before the pilot manages to steady the craft. The Airbus from Dubai landed in Düsseldorf at 1.31pm with only six minutes delay, reports RP-Online.
 
 
The precarious landing was caught on film by planespotter Martin Bogdan, known as “Cargospotter” on Youtube, who applauded the pilot's skill in realigning with the runway after being hit by a sudden gust of wind.
 
“Incredible job by the pilots,” he writes. “I've filmed thousands of landings during the last few years at many European airports, but this landing of the Airbus A380 was extremely hard and extraordinary.”
 
The Airbus A380 is currently the largest commercial aircraft in the world.
 

WEATHER

Weather: Germany sees extreme heat and storms

An extreme heat warning was in place for eastern Germany on Monday, while storms were also set to hit the country.

Weather: Germany sees extreme heat and storms

The German Weather Service (DWD) said temperatures could reach 36C on Monday. 

In the morning, the DWD issued an extreme heat warning for eastern regions, as shown below in the map. 

Map of Germany shows the heat warning in the east on Monday June 27th.

Photo: German Weather Service (DWD)

Forecasters said later on Monday, the south and east of the country would be hit by thunderstorms as well as large hailstones, strong winds and heavy rain.

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In the north, west and centre of Germany, forecasters predicted clouds and some showers. Over the course of Monday, heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain, hailstones and strong winds are also possible in the north.

“Thunderstorms have occurred in the past few days and will continue in the coming days, as the established weather situation will remain virtually unchanged,” said a spokesperson from the DWD. 

However, the large temperature differences are striking: in the west of Germany, the mercury will only reach just above 20C in places.

Overnight to Tuesday, the DWD predicts thunderstorms – some of them heavy – from the Baltic Sea to the Alps, and later there is set to be more showers. It could still reach 28C in some places, especially in the east.

The DWD said: “The risk of thunderstorms will remain in the southern half of the country, while the northern half will calm down after the last thunderstorms have moved to Poland.

“This will change again on Wednesday night, when showers and thunderstorms, some of them thundery, as well as heavy rain will make their way north. On Wednesday, it will be quite unsettled with muggy temperatures almost all over the country.”

Forecasters said the weather will remain changeable for the rest of the week, but it should become more settled from next weekend.

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