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Unexpected crosswind

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.


A young pilot was in command of a Embraer 175 on final approach to land. There was a light wind as the plane passed its decision altitude and prepared to land. Moments before the plane touched down, a strong crosswind caused the plane to veer to one side and the left wingtip made contact with the ground. The wing flexed and the winglet was scratched, but didn’t break, and the plane continued its rollout without any further problems. Mechanics later examined the plane and decided that it needed maintenance work.

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