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

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

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.


Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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