‘Coming in sideways:’ Strong winds make for stressful landing in Oklahoma

CREDIT: KFOR

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) Passengers on board a flight forced to make a dramatic cross-wind landing in Oklahoma City Wednesday are discussing their ordeal.

For a group of students and teachers from Crescent High School, it was a flight they won’t soon forget.

Before the group left the Houston airport, the pilot warned that it would likely be a bumpy ride.

Things were going smoothly until they got close to landing.

“When we started going down, it got really bad,” said Kristen Toepfer, a student on the flight.

“It felt like going back and forth and up and down, a little like a roller coaster,” said Erica Carey.

As the plane reached the runway, it began to sway with the wind.

From the outside, the plane could be seen noticeably shifting with the wind. Inside, the passengers were holding on tight.

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