Boeing 747 carrying 345 people bounces on LAX runway during hard landing, video shows

Chilling video captured the dramatic moment a Lufthansa Boeing 747 bounced onto the runway at Los Angeles International Airport during a hard landing.

Flight LH 456 was heading from Frankfurt to Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 23, when it made a hard landing. There were 326 passengers and 19 crew members on board the Boeing 747-8 training flight at the time, a spokesperson for Lufthansa Group, Deutsche Lufthansa, told FOX 11.

The breathtaking landing was streamed live on YouTube by Airline Videos Live. “Holy Moly!” the streaming host exclaimed as the plane bounced down the runway.

“I think it’s the hardest landing we’ve ever seen on our show,” he continued.

After the landing attempt failed, the video showed the plane rising into the sky. The Boeing 747 continued to circle the airport and landed safely shortly after.

No one was injured during the accident.

“After an assessment by the cockpit crew, consultation with the technical service on site and in Frankfurt and an initial visual inspection, the aircraft (registered D-ABYP) returned to Frankfurt,” said the spokesperson for the Lufthansa group. “There it will undergo further inspection.”


Boeing is facing increasing scrutiny over the safety of its planes after a door plug on a Boeing 737 Max exploded during an Alaska Airlines flight in January, leaving a gaping hole in the ‘plane.

The accident halted the progress Boeing appeared to be making as it recovered from two deadly Max plane crashes in 2018 and 2019. Those crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, which killed 346 people, are now also back under the projectors.

A dozen relatives of passengers who died in the second crash met with government officials for several hours Wednesday in Washington. They asked officials to revive a criminal fraud charge against the company by determining that Boeing had violated the terms of a 2021 agreement, but they came away disappointed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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