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Video: Plane bounces off runway in failed landing

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet taking off from England's Manchester Airport. (Tommy Beattie/Dreamstime/TNS)
April 26, 2024

A new video shows a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i bouncing on the runway as it attempted to land at the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday. The pilot ultimately had to perform a “touch and go” maneuver and attempt another landing.

In footage shared by Airline Videos to the social media site X, the plane can be seen bouncing twice in an attempt to land before abandoning its first attempt. 

The pilot pivoted course, taking back to the skies to execute a circle and return to the landing strip, according to ABC 7. The second attempt was successful, with all passengers disembarking Flight LH 456 without further issues. 

“Holy moly, wow!” A commenter can be heard exclaiming on the video. “That is the roughest landing I think we have ever caught on our broadcast, holy moly.”

According to Fox 11, a Lufthansa spokesperson confirmed that the plane flew back to Frankfurt, Germany, following a complete inspection of the aircraft. The outlet noted that the incident comes amid growing safety concerns that have plagued Boeing.

Earlier this year, a Boeing plane suffered catastrophic failure during its flight when the door to the aircraft fell off while the plane was in the air. Pilots managed to land the comprised plane without severe injury to the passengers, who experienced cabin decompression and loss of oxygen. 

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Boeing also faced an audit by the National Transportation Safety Board, with the investigation aided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Just days ago, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated Boeing was “about halfway through” a 90-day window to meet government-mandated address on systemic quality-control issues, according to Reuters. If Boeing is unable to meet the address, the company could face a block on production of new 737 MAX airplanes. 

“We’re not to going let them (increase production) until they have satisfied to the FAA that they can do it safely,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said.