DISCUSSION: As strong winds continue to impact various sections of Central/Eastern Europe, there remains to be a serious threat to global aviation interests (i.e., both commercial and private). This threat has been facilitated by a recent low pressure system which has since moved off to the east at this point in time. However, in the wake of the low's cold front passage, there still remains to be sufficient strong winds both somewhat and well above the surface. Whenever there are strong winds in the vicinity of and even within 2,000 ft (i.e., approximately 630 meters above the surface), this creates incredibly dangerous conditions for incoming aircraft that are trying to make their final approach for a safe landing. As seen in the footage above, this aircraft arriving in Prague was incredibly fortunate based on the extremely close-call with both the rear portion and both wings experiencing potentially catastrophic damage in what ended up being an aborted landing.
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