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Passengers Recall Terrifying Landing Amid High Winds in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (KSTU) -- A battle between Mother Nature and two pilots trying to land a plane in Oklahoma City was captured on video.

The footage was shot Wednesday by KFOR in Oklahoma and shows strong winds creating some frightening conditions as an aircraft landed. KFOR reports the video has been viewed millions of times since it was posted.

A KFOR helicopter pilot noticed a United Airlines plane preparing to land at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. The pilots were up against some seriously strong cross winds.

As the plane reached the runway, it started to sway with the wind, and, in the video above, it appears to almost stop and hover as the wind catches the aircraft.

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ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA. MARCH 19, 2016. The crash site of the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 at the Rostov-on-Don airport. The plane crashed during a second attempt to land in bad weather conditions killing all 55 passengers and 7 crew members aboard. Rostov-on-Don Region Branch of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations/TASS (Photo by TASS\TASS via Getty Images)
ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA. MARCH 19, 2016. An ambulance at the Rostov-on-Don airport where the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 crashed during a second attempt to land in bad weather conditions. All 55 passengers and seven crew members aboard the plane were killed in the crash. Valery Matytsin/TASS (Photo by Valery Matytsin\TASS via Getty Images)
ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA. MARCH 19, 2016. A list of passengers aboard the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 that crashed during a second attempt to land in bad weather conditions at the Rostov-on-Don airport. All 55 passengers and seven crew members aboard the plane were killed in the crash. Valery Matytsin/TASS (Photo by Valery Matytsin\TASS via Getty Images)
Russian police forces stand guard the airport aftr a flydubai passenger jet crashed, killing all 62 people on board in Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. The plane, which came from Dubai, was making its second attempt to land when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed, leaving debris scattered across a wide area. The ministry said more than 700 rescuers and 100 vehicles were combing the area in driving wind and snow where the wreckage was strewn, with investigators confirming one of the plane's black boxes had been retrieved. / AFP / SERGEI VENYAVSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI VENYAVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian emergency rescuers and forensic investigators work on the wreckage of the flydubai passenger jet which crashed, killing all 62 people on board as it tried to land in bad weather in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. The plane, which came from Dubai, was making its second attempt to land when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed, leaving debris scattered across a wide area. The ministry said more than 700 rescuers and 100 vehicles were combing the area in driving wind and snow where the wreckage was strewn, with investigators confirming one of the plane's black boxes had been retrieved. / AFP / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Russian emergency rescuer walks through wreckage of the flydubai passenger jet which crashed, killing all 62 people on board as it tried to land in bad weather in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. The plane, which came from Dubai, was making its second attempt to land when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed, leaving debris scattered across a wide area. The ministry said more than 700 rescuers and 100 vehicles were combing the area in driving wind and snow where the wreckage was strewn, with investigators confirming one of the plane's black boxes had been retrieved. / AFP / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives of the victims of the airplane crash mourn at the airport in Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. All sixty-two people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when the plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on Saturday morning, officials said. The plane was making its second attempt to land in bad weather when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed and leaving debris scattered across a wide area. / AFP / SERGEI VENYAVSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI VENYAVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA. MARCH 19, 2016. Rostov-on-Don Region Governor Vasily Golubev (C) talks to journalists at the Rostov-on-Don airport where the FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 crashed during a second attempt to land in bad weather conditions. All 55 passengers and seven crew members aboard the plane were killed in the crash. Valery Matytsin/TASS (Photo by Valery Matytsin\TASS via Getty Images)
Flowers lie on a desk inside of the airport building in Rostov-on-Don where a plane crashed killing all 62 people onboard on March 19, 2016. The plane, which came from Dubai, was making its second attempt to land when it missed the runway, erupting in a huge fireball as it crashed, leaving debris scattered across a wide area. The ministry said more than 700 rescuers and 100 vehicles were combing the area in driving wind and snow where the wreckage was strewn, with investigators confirming one of the plane's black boxes had been retrieved. / AFP / SERGEI VENYAVSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI VENYAVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian Emergency Ministry employees investigate the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday, March 19, 2016. A Dubai airliner crashed and caught fire early Saturday while landing in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, officials said. (AP Photo)
In this photo provided by vk.com/rostovnadonu, Russian emergency fire trucks are seen among the wreckage of a crashed plane at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday, March 19, 2016. A Dubai airliner crashed and caught fire early Saturday while landing in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, officials said. (vk.com/rostovnadonu group via AP)
This frame grab provided by Rostov-on-Don I General company from black and white CCTV footage shows road and behind line of trees fireball, believed to be a plane on fire, crashes to ground at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday, March 19, 2016. An airliner coming from Dubai crashed early Saturday while landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Russiaâs Emergencies Ministry said. (Rostov-on-Don I General company via AP)
A Russian Emergency Situations Ministry employee, left, tries to comfort a relative of the plane crash victims at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday, March 19, 2016. An airliner from Dubai crashed early Saturday while landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don in strong winds, Russian officials said. (AP Photo)
Russian Emergency Situations Ministry employees and police officers are seen as they take a car to drive to the area of a plane crash at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday, March 19, 2016. An airliner with 61 people aboard coming from Dubai crashed early Saturday while landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Russiaâs Emergencies Ministry said. (AP Photo)
In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Russian emergency trucks are seen near the area of the plane crash at the Rostov-on-Don airport, about 950 kilometers (600 miles) south of Moscow, Russia Saturday, March 19, 2016. An airliner with 61 people aboard coming from Dubai crashed early Saturday while landing in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Russiaâs Emergencies Ministry said. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP)
Ambulances are seen outside the airport entrance following the crash of a flydubai Boeing 737 aircraft in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. All sixty-one people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when their plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on March 19 morning, a local official said. / AFP / SERGEI VENYAVSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI VENYAVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
Ambulance cars are parked near the airport building in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. All sixty-one people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when their plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on March 19 morning, a local official said. / AFP / SERGEI VENYAVSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI VENYAVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
People enter the door as an ambulance car parks near the airport building following the crash of a flydubai Boeing 737 aircraft in the city of Rostov-on-Don on March 19, 2016. All sixty-one people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when their plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on March 19 morning, a local official said. / AFP / SERGEI VENYAVSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI VENYAVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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BREAKING: All 55 people killed in plane crash at airport in western Russia - TASS https://t.co/TUZ0zlMWUl https://t.co/R5KlLBm3rs
FlyDubai says its "aware of an incident" after reports of plane crash in Russia. https://t.co/c62xDBvDHE https://t.co/Q1U7ilGn8u
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A group of students and teachers on board said it was a flight they won't forget.

"It felt like going back and forth and up and down, a little like a roller coaster," Erica Carey said. "...When you looked out the window, you could tell we were coming in sideways a little bit."

Lisa Toepfer added, "I looked out the window, I could see we were fixing to land, and we were still doing this."

The plane landed safely. While it appears unusual, other pilots said this type of landing is actually fairly common.

United Airlines said in a statement to KFOR that their pilot did a great job "executing his training and landing the aircraft safely, and we are confident that any of our well-trained pilots would have done the same."

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