The pilot of an Airbus A340 has performed a perfect cross-wind landing captured on the video below.
— AircraftYTube (@AircraftYTube) December 7, 2021
Crosswind landings can be a major challenge for pilots and occur when the wind is across the runway, not head-on.
Typically aircraft land and take off into the wind to decrease the landing or take-off distance.
In some cases aircraft land with a slight downwind component – typically associated with noise-sensitive airports where one runway is preferred over another.