British Airways plane comes within feet of tourists as it makes super close landing

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An amazing video of a passenger plane landing ridiculously close to a group of tourists recently went viral.

The British Airways jet screeches a few feet over a gathering of people as it lands in a local airport.

As the plane narrowly misses the group some stagger back from the force of its engines, as it lands on the narrow runway at Skiathos Airport, Greece.

The landing strip is just yards away from the sea, and the public are legally allowed to stand and document the aircraft landing and taking off - although a nearby sign states: "Danger please keep away from aircraft blast."

The incredible video was posted on YouTube by Cargospotter, where it has racked up nearly four and a half million views so far.

They wrote:

Skiathos Airport or as many of us aviation enthusiasts call it "the european St Maarten" is one of the craziest airports in europe. Airplanes land and depart right behind a small road and the airport of Skiathos became one of the main tourist attractions of the greek island. Low landings and jetblasts can be observed on a daily basis and last week we filmed an incredible low British Airways Embraer E190 landing. The people who were watching the planes were pushed from the wall by the wake turbulence of the Embraer.

A little too close for comfort, I’d say...

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