Plane lands sideways in cross-winds at Amsterdam Airport

The pilot had to abandon the first attempt to land

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Passenger jet lands sideways in cross-winds at Amsterdam Airport

A Swiss A320 passenger plane made a so-called 'touch and go-around' after an approach in strong crosswinds at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Sunday.

After the 'go-around' the airplane landed safely 10 minutes later on the same runway.

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Jeremy Parrish, a passenger on the plane, commented on the original YouTube video saying: "There was not a lot of panicking, but everyone seemed very quietly nervous. We gave a round of applause after the second, successful landing attempt."

Pilots train to land in crosswinds and to perform a go around if they cannot land at the correct angle.

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