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The heart-stopping moment an easyJet pilot was forced to abort his landing in high winds

Dramatic pictures have emerged of the heart-stopping moment for airline passengers when a pilot was forced to abort his landing.

Credit: Schipolhotspot

The plane operated by Luton-based easyJet was attempting to touch down in gusty conditions at Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam.

The crew appeared to be battling a fierce 'crosswind' as the Airbus A319 approached the runway.

The jet's wings could be seen rocking from side to side before one set of wheels briefly touched the tarmac.

The pilot then applied full power to both engine to abort the landing in a manoeuvre known as a 'go-around'.

Watch the video in full below

Pictures from YouTube/Schipholhotspot

easyJet can confirm that this aircraft is performing a routine go-around procedure – at no point was the safety of the passengers and crew compromised.

Our pilots are highly trained to perform ‘go arounds’ as a precaution and in line with our procedures.

The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s highest priority.

– easyJet