A plane slid off the runway and more than 800 flights were canceled as winter weather hit the Midwest
Winter storms wreaked havoc on airports and roads throughout the Midwest into the weekend. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport saw nearly 700 canceled arriving and departing flights Friday night before around 200 flights were canceled Saturday morning. Authorities issued alerts for areas across the Northeast as blizzard conditions were forecasted to move across the Great Lakes to New York and New England over the weekend. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
A plane slid off the runway at Kansas City International Airport on Saturday as dicey conditions struck airports and roads across the Midwest. A Delta Airlines A319 slid off the runway while preparing to take off, but none of its 123 passengers were hurt, Kansas City's KMBC reported, in one of the most dramatic incidents to come out of the weekend's winter weather. The conditions at the airport came after storms interrupted flights at airports in Chicago and Kansas City before blizzard conditions were forecasted to move through the Midwest to dump up to a foot of snow in patches across the Northeast through the weekend, according to the Associated Press. Authorities halted flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport after the hub saw nearly 700 canceled arriving and departing flights Friday night. The chaos continued into the weekend as around 200 flights were canceled Saturday morning. The National Weather Service issued a series of winter weather advisories advising travelers to avoid hazardous travel conditions from the Plains into the Northeast through the weekend.
A sprawling winter storm will continue to produce blizzard conditions, areas of moderate to heavy snow and freezing rain through Saturday. Check https://t.co/VyWINDBEpn for local impacts. pic.twitter.com/nM24Rd7iT1 — National Weather Service (@NWS) January 18, 2020
Winter weather advisories were also issued for New York City and southeastern New England as authorities expected heavy snow, with areas of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts expecting around six inches and parts of New York predicted to see around one foot, according to the AP. As the East Coast gears up for freezing conditions, forecasters also warned of blizzard conditions and high winds expected to hit parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa Saturday afternoon. The storm came on the heels of a bomb cyclone that initially struck the Northwest with heavy snow and rain, pounding areas around Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. SEE ALSO: A 68-year-old woman with dementia survived in a car trapped in snow for six days, and no one knows how DON'T MISS: 29 vintage photos show how Americans used to trudge through snowstorms Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Lamborghini's new hybrid is bad for the environment
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A hair-raising video shows the moment an Airbus A380 landed sideways at Heathrow Airport as high...A hair-raising video shows the moment an Airbus A380 landed sideways at Heathrow Airport as high winds from Storm Dennis pummeled the UK. The two-tiered plane can be seen fighting the winds, almost at a 90-degree angle to the runway, before finally touching down. Winds around the airport reached 50 mph on Saturday, Sky News reported. Hundreds of flights in and out of the UK were canceled over the weekend because of the storm. Scroll down to see the video of the landing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An agonizing video shows the moment a two-tiered Airbus A380 was forced to land sideways at London Heathrow Airport as high winds pummeled the UK. The Etihad aircraft used the "crosswind," or "crab," landing tactic during its arrival from Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Sky News reported. The aircraft, which weighs 1.2 million pounds, is the world's largest passenger plane. It is typically flown by two pilots, according to Sky News. Hundreds of flights into and out of the UK were canceled because of high winds from Storm Dennis, which struck the UK over the weekend. The UK-based easyJet alone canceled more than 230 flights on Saturday, the newspaper Metro reported. Watch the video of the landing, taken by planespotters at SpeedbirdTV, here: The skill of two pilots was captured on video as they landed the world's largest passenger plane sideways while battling heavy crosswinds at Heathrow AirportRead more on #StormDennis here: https://t.co/CmFeiRKwiO pic.twitter.com/XEkRQfPGXd — Sky News (@SkyNews) February 17, 2020 This kind of landing is typically attempted in a crosswind — when high winds are blowing across runways — and pilots of incoming aircraft have to face their planes into the prevailing wind as a means of stabilizing the plane before landing. Les Westbrooks, a retired airline pilot who is now an aeronautical professor, told Business Insider's Alex Appolonia how this landing worked: "At the last minute, we want to move the nose of the aircraft parallel with the runway, but soon as we do that, the aircraft's going to start blowing off to the side of the runway with the wind," he said. "So in order to counteract that, we'd lower the wing, the upwind wing, we lower the wing, and straighten the nose out, and a perfect crosswind landing will be when the upwind wheel touches down first, the aircraft is straight down the runway, and then the second wheel will come down after that." Storm Dennis brought high winds and record rainfall in the UK, with meteorologists recording 91-mph winds in Aberdaron, Wales, on Saturday evening. Authorities have put in severe flood warnings across England and Wales. Read more: Delta says it will spend $1 billion to be carbon neutral, the latest airline announcing a radical shift to make flying less destructive Airbus unveiled a futuristic plane prototype with one giant wing and no separate fuselage I flew in a seaplane for the first time, and I'd say it's easily the most fun way to fly 14 Americans who got the coronavirus from the quarantined cruise ship in Japan were flown home in an 'isolation box' at the back of the plane Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Watch how planes land sideways in high crosswinds