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Old Jun 19, 15, 12:47 pm
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Was anyone else on this flight? We landed with a huge bump, careened towards the terminal, veered away, and taxied at high and varying speeds around the terminal for over 10 minutes before finally pulling into a gate.

I've flown well over a million miles (mostly on other airlines) and have never experienced a landing and taxi like this.

I was flying with a friend who starting referring to the German pilot who crashed his jet into a mountain--that's how bizarre and frightening it was.
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Old Jun 19, 15, 1:24 pm
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Pure speculation, but if the landing was indeed as hard as you describe with some adverse deviation, they could have done a few extra taxi checks to verify the function of the nose wheel/tiller/landing gear.
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Old Jun 19, 15, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by muhakas View Post
I was flying with a friend who starting referring to the German pilot who crashed his jet into a mountain--that's how bizarre and frightening it was.
I'm sure if this was a GermanWings situation the pilot could have been much more creative than a hard bump landing and high speed taxiing. Many airports this is acceptable and have "high speed taxiways."

Or maybe the pilot had to take a dump
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Old Jun 19, 15, 2:02 pm
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Just trying to make the point that it was unusual.

We posited the "biological need" explanation.

I land at DFW probably 20-30 times a year for the past few years. This was new in my experience.

Thanks.
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