British Airways jet JUST misses tourists as it lands at airport in shocking clip

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Dramatic footage captures calm holidaymakers taking selfies as a British Airways plane roars into land just a few feet above their heads.

Some tourists are knocked off a ledge at the start of the footage, which is a mix of different terrifying landings at Skiathos Airport, Greece.

The landing strip there is just yards from the sea and has become a draw for thrill-seeking tourists.

And, though there’s even a sign warning “danger please keep away from aircraft blast”, many holidaymakers head to the airport nevertheless to feel a bizarre thrill.

The edit is on YouTube, under the caption: “Low landings and jetblasts can be observed on a daily basis and last week we filmed an incredible low British Airways Embraer E190 landing.

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“The people who were watching the planes were pushed from the wall by the wake turbulence of the Embraer.”

Skiathos’ runway is also very small at 5,341-foot, which means flights leaving the island often have to take off with near-empty fuel tanks to keep the plane light enough so that it can get airborne.

Some planes have to then touch down minutes later in nearby Thessaloniki to refuel.

The jaw-dropping clip has been shared on YouTube

 

People have shared their disbelief online.

Writing on YouTube, one person said: “Cool to watch and cool to catch.”

Another called the behaviour of the tourists “unsafe”.

And one man said: “I don’t know why people think this is some kind of game or something to be played with. All it takes is one tragedy….”

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Indeed, last year a British schoolboy was taken to hospital after he was blasted more than 10 metres through the air by the turbines of an Airbus 320 at the airport.

The 12-year-old was watching the sight with his dad when he was blasted through the air.

Luckily he landed on the sand and survived although experts have warned it could just as easily have had deadly consequences.

The incident happened when the father and son, as well as dozens of other tourists, were standing by the fence in order to see a TUI Airbus 320 that was departing for London.



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