The airport on the Greek island of Skiathos has gained a fair bit of notoriety due to its odd location — behind a small, winding road and next to a beach.
Such a location means that dozens of planes make extremely low landings, which can be — and are — observed by tourists on a daily basis.
In fact, airplanes landing and departing the Skiathos Airport — just grazing the heads of onlooking tourists — have become one of the island’s main tourist attractions.
Last week’s events were no exception.
With smartphone cameras ready, nearly a dozen tourists stood directly underneath an incoming British Airways Embraer E190 craft as it landed just feet away.
The plane’s turbulence even pushed a couple of onlookers off the wall where they had been perched for video recording.
One onlooker and self-proclaimed aviation enthusiast uploaded a YouTube video (see below) showing the landing — up close and personal.
The video shows other airplanes making low landings at Skiathos Airport. But they do not fly as low and close to tourists as the British Airways aircraft.
See the video
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