Storm Ciara: Video shows passengers' fear as Air Europa plane makes five failed landing attempts

A powerful storm sweeping across Europe has caused some hair-raising moments for passengers.

In footage taken on a flight from Madrid to Amsterdam those onboard - and one person in particular - can be heard screaming in fear as the Air Europa flight attempts to land at Schiphol airport.

The plane, with 300 passengers, made five attempts to land at the airport but had to abort in the end and head back to Madrid.

One passenger onboard told RTLNieuws in the Netherlands that the turbulence was "enormous". 

"The pilot really stopped the landing twice at the very last moment. We took off again at 150 metres above the runway. Really not cool," he said.

"People screamed and were puking. The turbulence was enormous, everything vibrated and went back and forth. The luggage flew back and forth."

Storm Ciara has caused chaos across Europe in recent days, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rain to many places. 

The passenger said he believed flying in such conditions was irresponsible. 

A spokesperson for Air Europa confirmed to the Mirror that the flight returned to Madrid after the failed attempts.

"Passengers were attended to at all times, accommodated in hotels and alternatives to reach their destinations the day after were managed by our staff."

Schiphol airport said that strong winds were forecast to continue on Tuesday, bringing delays or cancellations to many flights.