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High Winds Cause Scary Landings In Northern Spain (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/27/2012 9:00 am Updated: 04/27/2012 9:00 am

Video footage taken in Bilbao in northern Spain shows aircraft dancing on the breeze -- even forcing one pilot to abort a landing attempt.

With crosswinds steady at 40 miles per hour, The Telegraph reports, the aircraft seem to bounce around like marionettes before making rough touchdowns as gusts blew as hard as 80 miles per hour.

Amazingly, the airport remained open, and no injuries or flight cancellations were reported.

Footage of high-wind landings has become its own genre of travel video on the web in recent years, with footage taken at Dusseldorf's airport going viral earlier this year and thousands of "high-wind landing" clips from around the world available on YouTube.

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Filed by Paul Brady  |