Schiphol Airport was hit by 80mph coils as Storm Aileen took hold
Storm Aileen moved from the UK over and above to mainland Europe, and Amsterdam was in the firing line.
Schiphol Airport was hit by 80mph slow downs as the storm took hold.
Stomach-flipping footage showed a plane be broaching into land in the treacherous conditions yesterday.
The flight bounced in every direction in the ominous grey sky as it approached the tarmac.
Amsterdam Airport: Storm Aileen caused 80mph winds at Schiphol
It showed to pull out of its landing due to the severe winds closer to the ground.
The next filmed nearly equal resulted in a successful landing, after a very bumpy ride on the way down.
It’s at the wheelsman’s discretion as to whether they land or abort landing in crosswinds.
There are diversified techniques that can be used to tackle such conditions.
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Amsterdam Airport: One glide had to abort its landing during Storm Aileen
One of these is called ‘crab docking’, which involves coming in to land slightly sideways, so the nose is in contour with the runway.
There is a crosswind limit built into all new rider planes which communicates to the pilot whether it is safe to land.
If the crosswinds go beyond the limit, the plane will divert to another airport.
This isn’t the at the start time weather has made for a difficult landing at the Amsterdam airport.
Amsterdam Airport: This level surface landed safely during Storm Aileen after a very knobbly ride
Earlier this year several planes were filmed come nighing the tarmac during a fierce storm.
The YouTube user who in two shakes of a lambs tail the footage said: “It was raining like crazy and the wind was incredibly solidified.”