Last Saturday, July 25, the Netherlands was rocked by a super storm, one of the strongest summer storms that has ever hit the country. The harsh weather triggered a hectic situation of Amsterdam’s International Airport Schiphol where dozens departing flights have been delayed in order to create more room for incoming traffic, go-arounds and possible emergencies.
The second video showcases the approach and landing at Schiphol of a Transavia Boeing 737-800, registration number PH-GUA, performing flight HV-5068 from the Catalan city of Girona in Spain to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. After failing to land in Rotterdam due to heavy weather conditions, the pilots decided to try their chances at Amsterdam where the first landing attempt was aborted and a go-around was chosen. A second landing effort turned out to be quite nerve-racking because the jet with 170 passengers on board was running out of fuel and another go-around was not possible at all. The aircraft came in without flaps and managed to perform its final touchdown at a dizzying high speed of about 200 knots. All three approaches, one in Rotterdam and two in Amsterdam, were violent and passengers were reportedly instructed to assume the brace position for the final landing at Schiphol.
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Video: Critical landing in windstorm of Transavia B737-800 at Schiphol airport