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The winds that battered much of northern Europe led to stomach-churning scenes at Amsterdam Airport where planes struggled to land as they were battered by 80mph gusts.
Dramatic footage shows an aircraft being buffeted heavily by Storm Aileen as it came into land at Schipol earlier today.
Fliers - Landings - Pilots - Training
For nervous fliers, crosswind landings can be terrifying, but pilots receive thorough training on how to perform them.
On approach, they bring the plane in sideways to keep the nose lined up with the runway, in a technique known as a ‘crab’ landing.
MailOnline - Dai - Whittingham - Executive - UK
Speaking to MailOnline previously, Dai Whittingham, the chief executive of the UK Flight Safety Committee, stated that while crosswinds appear dangerous, they are an everyday occurrence.
He said: 'High winds in themselves are not dangerous but they can...
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