Caught on camera: Viral video shows Wizz Air plane landing near Skiathos airport beach in Greece

GREECE — A Wizz Air plane was captured landing near a crowd of onlookers standing along a beach near Greece’s quirky Skiathos airport on August 5, according to a viral video.

Footage filmed by pilot Demetrios Gregoriou shows the dramatic moment the big plane, flying from Naples, spooked tourists as they stared down the low landing steps from the runway.

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In an instant, the plane is seen flying just meters from a photographer’s head seconds before landing.

According to reports, the runway at Skiathos airport is only 1,628 meters long, which means pilots have to approach landing much lower than at other airports. According to Euronews, the airport attracts planners “hoping to get close-up photos of planes as they approach the beach. It has become a must-visit destination for those looking to get closer to the possible of these jets when they land”.


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