Polish Enter Air flight survives scary crosswinds

Published on : Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Salzburg Airport in AustriaA windstorm in central Europe made for a scary situation for a plane attempting to land in Salzburg, Austria, on Sunday.

It was a close shave for fliers on a Polish Enter Air flight, which had to abort landing after its wings almost hit the runway as it faced strong crosswinds.

The flight was preparing to land at the Salzburg Airport in Austria but couldn’t do so as 50mph winds tossed it off the runway. The Enter Air plane from Frankfurt, Germany, made a “touch and go” landing:

The terrifying moment has been captured in an unnerving video which shows Boeing B7370-800 approaching the runway amid the gusts of wind. But when it gets there, the wheels bounce off the tarmac and it had to head skyward again, forcing the pilot to fly back to Frankfurt.

A spokesman for the company said, “The hurricane wind at Salzburg was very strong and when the aircraft received strong gust of wind, pilots acted quickly according to procedures and aborted landing. Polish pilots are very well trained for such weather conditions. No one was injured.”

The deadly storm, referred to as windstorm Herwart, brought in winds over 100 mph throughout central Europe.

The extreme winds caught the aircraft as it was landing. The right wing dropped and the flight crew attempted a go-around in Salzburg before heading back to Frankfurt. It later landed safely there. All passengers and crew were reportedly safe after the incident.


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