Plane Unable To Land At Schiphol Airport Amid Heavy Crosswinds

StoryfulPublished: September 19, 2017258 viewsVirality: 13%
Published: September 19, 2017

An Airbus A350 was unable to land at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, due to heavy crosswinds and stormy conditions. The flight had to swiftly make a “go around” on approach to landing. Clearly the plane was being battered by the wind and the decision was made to try again. Thankfully, the plane landed safely on its second attempt.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (as it’s its official English name, reflecting the original Dutch word order, Luchthaven Schiphol) is known to be battered by difficult crosswinds, making airplane pilots make a second, even a third attempt at landing their aircrafts. The strong gushes of wind make landing sequences difficult, causing the airplanes to sway above the tarmac, some even resolving to some extreme measures to bring those passengers safely on land.

An Emirates Airbus A380 made a dramatic landing at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on November 20, again amid strong crosswinds. The airplane’s landing came on a day other flights had to make a “touch and go-around” at the airport. The A380 can be seen clearly buffeted by the winds as it approached the ground, and even after touching down, its wings waved up and down.

Another dramatic video shows the landing gear of a Flybe aircraft collapse during touchdown at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands, on February 23. Flight BE1284 was arriving from Edinburgh when it came down heavy on the runway during strong winds. This video captures the plane touching down hard on its right side, resulting in the landing gear collapsing as it landed.

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