VIDEO: High Winds Lead to Near-Crash at Václav Havel Airport

A crosswind landing nearly led to disastrous results for a commercial flight in Prague on Tuesday afternoon

Dave Park

Written by Dave Park Published on 07.10.2016 10:42:40 (updated on 07.10.2016) Reading time: 1 minute

Weather in the Czech Republic has taken a sharp turn in the past week, resulting in rain, sleet, snow in the mountains, and high winds in some areas.

Those winds nearly led to a disastrous landing at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

In video captured by Instagram user @radinecz and widely shared across social media over yesterday, a commercial Air Horizont flight from Naples is shown attempting a dicey landing in Prague at around 16:30 on October 4.

Due to extreme crosswinds, the Boeing 737 is seen bowing back and forth as it nearly touches ground, only to pull back up at the last possible moment.

On YouTube, the full video depicts the plane touching down on a successful second attempt. Kudos to the pilots for the quick recovery and safe landing.

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