‘Oh my god’: Passenger screams as plane aborts multiple landings during Storm Ciara

The plane eventually landed back in Madrid more than five and a half hours after it took off

Screams of fear as plane has to turn around to Madrid after failing to land in Amsterdam

A plane attempted repeatedly to land at Amsterdam airport during Storm Ciara, only to have to turn back and land at the airport from which it took off.

Air Europa flight UX1093 departed Madrid just after 3pm yesterday to fly the 900-mile journey to Amsterdam.

Due to high winds from Storm Ciara, which battered the UK yesterday, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft was forced to abort multiple landing attempts at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

The plane, which had 300 passengers onboard, was forced to turn back to its departure airport, where it landed more than five and a half hours later.

Footage shared on social media by a passenger shows a shaky, dark cabin. One passenger can be heard screaming “oh my god” and crying during the aborted landings.

Passenger Mark Haagen told local news outlet RTLNieuws that the pilot made five “touch and gos”, a manouevre where the plane’s wheels briefly touch the runway only to take off again quickly.

"The turbulence above Schiphol was enormous,” he said.

“The pilot really stopped the landing twice at the very last moment. We took off again at 150 metres above the runway. Really not cool.

“"People screamed and were puking. The turbulence was enormous, everything vibrated and went back and forth. The luggage flew back and forth.

“I am used to flying, but I have never experienced this."

An Air Europa spokesperson told The Independent: “The Flight UX1093 from Madrid to Amsterdam couldn't land at Amsterdam airport due to bad weather and returned to Madrid.

"Passengers were attended to at all times, accommodated in hotels and alternatives to reach their destinations the day after were managed by our staff."

Multiple aircraft were forced to abort landings during high winds from Storm Ciara yesterday.

Footage shared on social media shows aircraft grappling with heavy rain and gales, which reached 90mph on Sunday and caused widespread disruption.

Big Jet TV shared a clip of a British Airways Boeing 777 coming into land at Heathrow in a haze of rain, before taking off again to perform a “go-around”.

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