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Footage Shows Plane Struggling To Land As It's Rocked By Storm Ciara Winds In Manchester

Footage Shows Plane Struggling To Land As It's Rocked By Storm Ciara Winds In Manchester

A video has emerged of a passenger jet rocking in the strong winds from Storm Ciara as it struggles to land at Manchester airport amidst the chaotic weather.

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According to The Mirror, a number of planes landing in various UK airports have been rocked by the storm's strong gusts and rainfall, as the weather causes numerous delays and cancellations.

And the video footage only goes to supplement the reports, showing a Singapore Airlines passenger jet rocking side to side as it attempts to land on the track.

Crosswinds appear to sweep the Airbus A350 to the left, leaving the pilot with the difficult task of levelling the aircraft out in dramatic scenes just moments before it hits UK soil.

Credit: AIRLIVE.net
Credit: AIRLIVE.net

This wasn't the only aircraft to suffer a dodgy landing as a result of Storm Ciara, as an extremely bumpy ride from Warsaw was diverted from its intended landing spot at London Luton to Birmingham Airport.

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The plane was shown rocking violently from side to side while making its unexpected landing today (9 February) due to the extreme weather.

It's no surprise that UK airports have cancelled numerous domestic and international flights as a result of the storm, including Heathrow Airport, which said it had made a joint decision with airline partners to operate a reduced schedule today to consolidate the number of flights cancelled.

British Airways has also halted a number of routes out of London airports and is offering customers flexible rebooking options.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It's a similar story for anyone planning to travel by train, with some major railway stations including the Grand Central train company and Edinburgh Waverley station cancelling all services for new passengers until further notice.

Meanwhile, Network Rail has issued a speed restriction, with the company's site stating: "Network Rail and train operators are advising passengers to check their journeys this weekend, with Storm Ciara expected to bring winds of up to 80mph across Britain.

"High winds have the potential to damage overhead lines and tracks, for example through debris or lineside trees falling on to the railway.

"To keep passengers safe, reduced services and speed restrictions are likely to be in place across large parts of the rail network on Sunday."

Other networks, not to mention the Met Office, are warning UK residents to only travel if absolutely necessary, particularly in areas that have been given an Amber weather warning.

Featured Image Credit: AIRLIVE.net

Topics: Weather, uk news, travel

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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