Moments of fear in the island from Skiathos (Greece) where a Wizz Air passenger plane flew to few meters from quote above a beach, almost touching the heads of tourists and then landing on the nearby airport runway. The video of the unusual landing was made by a jet enthusiast and after being posted on youtube it went viral: for many users it is the “lower altitude” landing ever.
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The island of Skiathos is famous for its spectacular landings
The Greek island of Skiathos is known for its small airport a few meters from the sea, which forces pilots to “spectacular” landings complete with flying at very low altitude over the beach. For this reason the island has become a destination for tourists in search of strong emotions, who go to the beach to observe the planes landing.
The spectacular video
The video shows in the distance the plane, an Airbus A321, bound for Skiathos Alexandros Papadiamantis airport, flying over the waters of the Mediterranean. The plane gets closer and closer to the photographer’s location, losing altitude. You can even see the people at the beach move around and get down to “dodge”.
A aviation enthusiast, commenting below the video posted to YouTube by GreatFlyer on August 5, explained why conditions necessitated such a low landing. “High temperature and very short runway, so you have to make a deep landing to maximize the runway available for the stop.”