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A380 bad landing...

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Some call it a perfect landing, some call it a bad landing. Whatever your view, I'd be interested to know what was the actual cause for the significant rudder input on touchdown?I'm speculating the uneven change in air pressure under the aircraft initiated some lift on one side as the pressure looked to stabilize?Wind conditions were favorable and on close inspection of the video it does NOT look like a major difference in left or right wheel set contact with runway.Your thoughts.Rob.

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The following is a reply from an experimental aircraft forum, where the same question was brought up. An active member in the experimental/kitplane "hobby" was one of the Airbus pilots into JFK.I'll go back to that forum and find the link to the landing. "I flew into LA this morning and landed just a few minutes ahead of the A380, we watched the landing while taxiing to the gate. The ground wind was relatively calm, only a few knots, but there was a little shear at about 500 feet or so, I remember our SWA 737 kicking back and forth a fair bit on short final, that was maybe 7 or 8 minutes ahead of the A380." L.Adamson

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Just unskilled pilots ;) Could've been many things from wind shear to dissapating wake turbulence.

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