Crazy Videos of An Airplane Aborting a Landing Due to High Winds

Written by Charlie

A couple of videos showing an aircraft aborting a landing after almost scraping a wing due to high winds. One of the videos is from inside the plane to give the passengers’ perspective.

I am sure most of us have seen the videos of those hair-raising landings where the aircraft is getting hammered by high winds and/or crosswinds. Every time I see one of those, I can feel my stomach sinking and bouncing around – and I am not even onboard! But, I often think “at least they are on the ground!”

Crazy Videos of Airplane Aborting a Landing Due to High Winds

But, with this particular aircraft (as well as a few others), it wasn’t quite over for the passengers. It is shown bouncing around a little bit in the air with winds up to 50 mph before touching down and almost scraping a wing. At that point, it aborted the landing.

We have had quite a bit of high winds in Europe the past few days and I have seen quite a few airplanes doing little bounces in the air on the way in. This was the only video I found that showed something like this as a result.

After aborting, it returned to Frankfurt. I wonder how the passengers felt about having to take the flight again?

There is another video from a passenger on the aircraft showing what it looked like from inside.

This all happened on Sunday at the Salzburg airport with a Polish Enter Air flight from Frankfurt.

Fortunately, everyone was safe upon finally landing. While I have had some very bumpy landings, it was never anything quite like this! I, for one, am very thankful for the skill of pilots. I cannot even imagine having such pressure for landings in the various conditions they sometimes face due to crosswinds and high winds.

Featured image taken from the first YouTube video.

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
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