Europe was dealing with a fall storm that disrupted airports and killed a total of 6 people in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic yesterday.
As you can see on the hereunder video, an Enter Air (Polish company) Boeing 737 had to battle terrible crosswinds during the landing at Salzburg Airport in Austria.
The shocking footage shows how the plane was almost bouncing across the runway before the pilot decides to abort the landing procedure and pulls the plane back up into the skies just before the right wing is about to touch the ground.
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The pilot team decided afterwards that landing at Salzburg airport at that moment was simply too risky and instead flew back to Frankfurt, Germany, where it had come from.
According to the explanation on Enter Air’s website the local surface winds had come from 270 degrees at 26 knots gusting to as much as 46 knots.
"The Enter Air, after ATC had coordinated the return to Frankfurt, returned to Frankfurt, where the aircraft landed without further incident about 70 minutes after the go around."
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The plane then remained in Frankfurt for some three hours before flying to Berlin.
As said, all this was due to a fall storm which carried heavy consequences for travellers in central Europe. In Germany, railway operator Deutsche Bahn reported “significant damage” on several of its key routes, and suspended rail traffic in northern and central Germany until Monday.
This decision left thousands of travellers stranded in Bremen, Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover and Kiel.
The Czech republic saw several fallen trees that knocked out power lines because of severe winds which reached more than 60 miles per hour. The strongest gusts of 130 miles per hour were recorded at 1,602 metres altitude on the country’s highest mountain.