Witness the Boeing 747 making the lowest landing in incredible footage

  • Boeing 747 can be seen making an incredibly low landing
  • The footage was captured at St. Maarten airport
  • This plane is also known as the Queen of the Skies

Published on May 26, 2024 at 12:17 PM (UTC+4)
by Daksh Chaudhary

Last updated on May 26, 2024 at 12:17 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Siddharth Dudeja

The Boeing 747 is huge, really huge.

You might not fully grasp its size when it’s high up in the sky.

But when it comes in for a landing, that’s when you see its true massiveness.

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In a rare video, this sky giant can be seen making an incredibly low landing, like you’ve never seen before.

Someone recorded the landing at St. Maarten airport, where we’ve seen Boeing 747’s impressive power before.

The video, posted by an account named Aviation on X, shows the plane descending towards the airport, getting incredibly close to the outer fencing.

It’s almost scary how close it gets.

You might even think it’s too close, and a mishap could happen if it went any lower and hit the fence.

However, the pilots landing at St. Maarten are experienced with these kinds of landings, just like those who handle crosswind landings.

As Boeing 747 approaches the runway, bystanders view this unique sight well.

It’s a moment they won’t forget anytime soon.

So, what’s so special about the Boeing 747?

It’s an extraordinary passenger plane, for starters.

Also known as the ‘Queen of the Skies,’ it’s one of the most iconic aircraft ever built.

The unique humpback design and massive size are what make the Boeing 747 instantly recognizable.

The plane took its first flight in 1969 and is still considered one of the best commercial aircraft ever built.

That’s why Boeing aircraft are often compared head-to-head with Airbus.

While the Boeing 747 revolutionized air travel with its luxury and amenities, its affordability made it everyone’s favorite worldwide.

The plane has a maximum takeoff weight of somewhere around 800,000 pounds, and can carry up to 524 passengers in a typical three-class configuration.

Despite being over 50 years old, the 747 remains one of the most recognizable and beloved aircraft.

And yes, not to forget about maneuvers like these which make these planes even more iconic.


Daksh Chaudhary

Meet Daksh: Not your typical pro, but definitely a pro at being fascinated by supercars, tech, and all things futuristic. When he's not nose-deep in work, catch him glued to anime screens or lost in the pages of a good book.