Wind Shear Save

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Low level wind shear has been the cause of many accidents, some of them catastrophic, but a British Airways 787 crew muscled out of a pretty nasty example during a storm in the U.K. on Friday. The wind on the nose goes away briefly when the big Boeing is in the flare. Note the full deflection of the elevator as the bottom drops out about 20 feet above the runway. Everyone aboard would have noticed the abrupt encounter with the concrete but the firewalled engines finished the successful save. Winds were reportedly gusting up to 60 knots at the time.

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