WATCH: KLM Flight Navigates Brutal Windstorm
They are calling it the worst storm in a hundred years in the Netherlands, where on Saturday the weather turned absolutely terrifying.
Gale force winds and rains battered the country, resulting in at least one casualty when a tree was uprooted and fell on a man’s car.
Somehow, through all of this, through winds clocked at 75 miles per hour at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, the pilot for a KLM flight landed this Boeing 777-300ER.
How he was able to navigate the crosswinds remains an unbelievable feat, as you can see. The widebody aircraft pitches and rolls the whole way on descent to the runway, and the pilot even eschewed a go-round to attempt the landing on the first try.
Watch closely – literally, at the last second just before touchdown, the plan rolls sharply right but the pilot is able to recover and set the plane down.
Truly a remarkable feat.
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