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Plane rocked in strong wind during Netherlands landing

By
Ben Hooper
A KLM plane gets pushed around by the wind while attempting to land in Amsterdam. Storyful video screenshot
A KLM plane gets pushed around by the wind while attempting to land in Amsterdam. Storyful video screenshot

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 27 (UPI) -- Rough weather in the Netherlands made for a rough landing that nearly turned disastrous for a KLM plane being pushed around by the wind.

The KLM Boeing 777 was coming in for a landing Saturday during rough weather at the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam when the rough winds pushed the plane back and forth and nearly turned the jet onto its side just before its landing gear touched down.

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A video posted to YouTube by user 17splinter shows the pilot was able to make a last-second correction for a relatively smooth landing.

Recent storms in the Netherlands have been blamed for at least one death, but the KLM pilot was able to prevent any of the jet's passengers from being added to the toll.

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