Pilot lands 394-ton A380 sideways as Storm Dennis rages

Staff writer

An Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger plane, was forced to make a spectacular "crab" landing at the weekend amid fiercely strong winds at London's Heathrow Airport, Euronews reports.

The plane, which had flown from Abu Dhabi, landed at London's main airport on Saturday when dozens of flights were grounded due to winds of up to 68 kph.

The footage shows the plane appearing to hang in the air as it comes in. Immediately prior to touching down, its tail swings round as it hovers over the runway. The aircraft touches down pointing to the left before continuing its sideways manoeuvre.