The Qatar Airways pilot filmed his descent through the clouds

Qatar Airways pilot Sandeep Varma filmed his descent through the clouds, surrounded by clouds, as he landed a plane in Queenstown, NZ.

The video has given a rare insight into life inside the cockpit for crew on commercial flights.

At the start of the clip, the plane was still above a thick blanket of clouds, with the peaks of mountains poking through the top of them.

Soon the aircraft descended straight into the clouds.

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Qatar Airways: The pilot filmed from inside the cockpit as the plane descended through clouds

For a few brief moments nothing was visible from the cockpit as the clouds shielded everything else from view.

Once the plane emerged beneath them, the striking city of Queenstown came into view.

The pilot tracked over Lake Wakatipu, flanked by mountains on either side.

Eventually the aircraft touched down on the runway at incredible speed, before slowing down as it reached its destination.

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Captain Varma uploaded the video to Twitter with the caption: “This is what the pilot sees and the passengers do not see”.

The video has been liked over 38,000 times and received hundreds of comments.

One Twitter user wrote: “Wow. Beautifully frightening” while another shared: “Shivers…great footage, scary though.”

One person thought it was “unbelievable” while another said: “This is beautiful but absolutely terrifying.”

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Qatar Airways: The plane dipped below the clouds and tracked over Lake Wakatipu

Another video captured a hair-raising plane landing from a camera on the ground.

An Emirates Airbus A380 encountered severe crosswinds at a Dusseldorf airport in Germany.

The plane bounced around in the air as it descended closer to the runway, but the real show for spectators came once the aircraft had touched the tarmac.

Bouncing down on its back wheels, the huge plane swerved to one side and then the other as pilots tried to get the nose wheel on the ground too.

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