KLM flight endures turbulent landing in Amsterdam as strong winds force plane from side to side

You may never want to experience flying again after watching this...

Kiran Moodley@kirancmoodley
Wednesday 02 September 2015 09:15

For a few seconds, it looks like the KLM Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft is going to have to abort its landing at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.

The plane is seen swaying from side to side as it approaches the runway in strong winds. As the wheels touch the tarmac, the plane jumps from the left wheels to the right ones, back and forth until they touch the ground together and the plane finally appears to be under some sort of control.

The Netherlands' capital experienced a summer storm with winds reaching speeds of 75 miles per hour.

The footage from Amsterdam is similar to that of video earlier in the year from Madeira Funchal airport, dubbed one of the most difficult landing spots in Europe, if not the world.

Madeira Funchal has an unusually short runway, rocky hills on one side and a sheer drop into the ocean on the other, and the exposed nature of the airport means landing planes are susceptible to strong winds and turbulence.

In the early 1970s, Madeira airport was even more difficult to land on, with the runway measuring just 5,250 ft.

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