For any low-wing aircraft, particularly the MD-80 or some of the private jets, CRJ's, the wings appear about 5ft or less above the ground. It seems that just few degrees of roll before touchdown would cause a wing strike on the runway and a disaster.
How do pilots and aircraft manufacturers avoid this ? It seems like with the thousands of daily flights - in all sorts of inclement weather conditions - this (fortunately) isn't a problem. (I'm not saying it's never happened, just that it seems exceptionally rare.)
So my question is, why isn't this a serious problem? I would expect turburlence and wind gusts to do all sorts of unpleasant things to aircraft, one of which might be disrupting the roll a couple degrees and planting the wingtip into the runway. What steps do pilots and aircraft designers take to mitigate this?