Dramatic video footage captured the moment planes arriving at Manchester Airport were forced to abort landing amid Storm Deirdre’s fierce winds.
The blustery weather presented challenging conditions for pilots throughout Saturday.
Footage showed planes looking set for a rocky landing on the runway, wobbling from side to side.
Although some pilots landed their first attempt, other planes were caught on camera touching down for just a split second before being forced to take off again.
Planes landing at Manchester Airport had to battle crosswind gusts of up to 33 knots as they touched down, Manchester Evening News reports.
The footage filmed by aviation enthusiast Aviation Up Close, observed aircraft crews performing the go-around manoeuvre.
It is a standard landing procedure to take the jet around for another go at approaching the runway if it’s not completely lined up to land or experiences a late, sudden gust of wind, which stormy conditions often bring.
The 10 minutes of footage shows crews from Portuguese airline TAP, flying in from Lisbon, and an Austrian jet from Vienna both aborting their approaches.
Both aircraft made it down safely second time around, Matthew who runs AviationUpClose wrote on Youtube.
He added: "winds were out of the south east, a direct crosswind for MAN [Manchester Airport] & gusting over 30 knots, making for some bumpy approaches. Some great piloting in this video!"
Thanks to Storm Deirdre, heavy winds and ‘freezing rain’ have swept the UK as winter bites with a vengeance.
Weather warnings for snow, ice and wind remained in place on Sunday morning, with another gust of wind and rain set to hit by lunchtime.
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