PASSENGERS screamed in terror as a holiday jet shook violently during FIVE failed attempts to land in Storm Ciara yesterday.
Video shows the panic on board the Air Europa plane with 300 on board as it approached Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.
The short clip shows the plane rocking and jolting as it was buffeted by the strong winds from Ciara, known as Storm Sabine in Europe.
At least one woman can be heard crying hysterically and calling out “Oh my God!” in the dimly lit cabin.
Other passengers were reportedly screaming and throwing up in an ordeal that lasted almost an hour.
Eventually the pilot aborted the landing and returned to Madrid.
Passenger Mark Haagen told RTLNieuws: “We made a restart five times at Schiphol but we were unable to land.
“People screamed and were puking.
“The turbulence was enormous, everything vibrated and went back and forth. The luggage flew back and forth.
“The pilot stopped the landing twice at the very last moment and we took off again at 150 meters above the runway. Really not cool.”
Mark, of Kamerik in the Netherlands, was returning from a weekend in Madrid with two pals.
He added: “I think it is strange at all that we were allowed to fly with this weather.
“The communication from the cockpit was pretty lousy.
“I saw on a screen that we were returning to Madrid after five attempts to land. We did not know where we were.”
Flight tracker data shows the 787 Dreamliner made its first landing approach into Schiphol around 5.10pm local time.
It flew as low as 900ft, repeatedly climbing and circling Amsterdam before descending again.
After the final attempt at 6.05pm the plane climbed and headed back to the Spanish capital where it landed at 8.10pm – five hours after it took off.
Air Europa said: “Flight UX1093 from Madrid to Amsterdam couldn’t land at Amsterdam airport due to bad weather and returned to Madrid.
“Passengers were attended to at all times, accommodated in hotels, and alternatives to reach their destinations the day after were managed by our staff.”
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