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Lufthansa pilots avert major crash at German airport during heavy winds

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German airline Lufthansa has said its pilots had averted a crash at Hamburg airport after winds of more than 150 mph caused a plane with 130 passengers on board, to veer dangerously on landing.

The airliner grazed its wingtip on the runway before the pilot wrestled it back off the ground. Amateur video footage shown below was played repeatedly on German television. It showed the Airbus A320 being battered by crosswinds.

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