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Crash Landing is the second moment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5, The Whomping Willow.


Ron gasped, staring through the windscreen, and Harry looked around just in time to see a branch as thick as a python smash into it. The tree they had hit was attacking them.


Chocolate Frog Cards



Zoom levels

This moment has 6 zoom levels. You cannot zoom back out.

Zoom 1

There is nothing of interest on Zoom 1: the windscreen is intact.

Zoom 2

The Whomping Willow hits you for the first time, and the first crack appears in the windscreen.

Zoom 3

The Whomping Willow hits you for the second time and jars the glove compartment open.

  • First off is the Toffee, which is the top one on the pile of candies. Pretty obvous to see.
  • The Joscelind Wadcock Chocolate Frog Card is in the top right corner of the glove compartment.

Zoom 4

The Whomping Willow hits you for the third time and knocks the rear-view mirror off.

Zoom 5

The Whomping Willow swings for you but misses, and the car starts up again.

Zoom 6

The car backs up with much grinding of gears.

  • To the right of the Whomping Willow, on the far right side of the screen, you'll find the Fluxweed. This is crucial to get, as you need it to make Polyjuice Potion.


The sound effects in this moment are the tree creaking and swinging about.

Once the car starts up the engine fades in and out.

See also

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Burrow
Harry's Escape
The Weasleys'
De-gnoming the Garden
At Flourish and Blotts
Floo Powder
Borgin and Burkes
Lucius Malfoy
The Whomping Willow
Flying to Hogwarts
Crash Landing
Snape's Office
Gilderoy Lockhart
Ron Receives a Howler
Cornish Pixies
Mudbloods and Murmurs
Quidditch Practice
Lockhart's Office

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