Footage Shows Plane Landing Too Close For Comfort In Costa Rica

ViralHogPublished: October 8, 2015Updated: March 18, 2016519,427 plays$1,412.95 earned
Published: October 8, 2015Updated: March 18, 2016

A passenger jet IBERIA flight 6313 from Madrid makes an impressive landing on runway 25 at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, coming within meters on onlookers and the cars parked near the tarmac. The plane can be seen coming frighteningly low to the ground, almost grazing the airport perimeter fence.

The plane actually flew so low, that the witnesses, who then posted photos and videos online, could describe seeing the rivets on the plane’s body as it flew over their heads.

The plane had to change course due to some problematic winds, so the pilot initially tried to land on a runway for planes coming in from the east, but changed course to land on another runway used by flights approaching from the west. Local media have reported that precision-landing technology is used on the eastern runway, but not on the western runway.

Rolando Richmond from Costa Rica's Civil Aviation Authority said that there is no stated altitude that pilots have to maintain when crossing that part of the security fence and that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the "controlled landing".

Wild winds have caused planes to wobble while landing on Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport on Monday, September 18. A severe wind warning was issued after wind gusts reached 60 miles per hour at Melbourne Airport.

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    Paul13 · 2 years ago

    Wow, I'm not sure that I could stand still while an airplane flies over me...