A380 Landing at San Francisco

Pilot’s view of the first Airbus 380 landing (Lufthansa) at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO): http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/.

Runway 28R is adjacent to Runway 28L, where recently, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed on July 6, 2013, killing 3 and injuring almost 200. Weather is not believed to be a cause in the accident. Conditions at KSFO were fair skies, mild temperatures, light winds, perfect visibility, no precipitation, and no forecast of wind shear.

It is incredible how automated the approach and landing sequences appear to be on these ultra-modern aircraft. There are also some pretty spectacular views of the S.F. Bay Area!

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Stephen Bone
Meteorologist