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Video Shows Plane Making Dramatic Landing During Hurricane Ophelia

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Video Shows Plane Making Dramatic Landing During Hurricane Ophelia

If you're someone that freaks out over the slightest bit of turbulence during a flight then this video might not be for you.

More than 130 flights have been cancelled in Ireland's capital due to the incredibly strong winds sweeping across the land due to Hurricane Ophelia.

However, some brave pilots decided to push through the rough conditions and get their plane from point A to point B.

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Incredible footage has emerged of an Aer Lingus flight EI491 touching down in Dublin after taking off from Faro, Portugal.

The aircraft can be seen battling the gusts of wind to align with the runway as it gets closer to ground level. As the camera pans towards the airport, the plane sways left and right before finally touching down safely, with no one suffering any injuries.

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But there have been several flights needing to be diverted after smoke smells were reported on board. An easyJet spokeswoman has told the Guardian: "EasyJet can confirm that four of its flights flying in the west of the UK have reported smoke smells in the cockpit today, believed to be linked to atmospheric circumstances due to storm Ophelia."

Three people have been killed so far as parts of Ireland and the UK continue to be absolutely pummelled by the hurricane. Two were killed in separate circumstances after trees fell on their vehicles, while a man died in a chainsaw incident while it's believed he was trying to remove a felled tree.

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There are roughly more than 360,000 homes and businesses in the Republic of Ireland without power, and more outages are expected.

All schools across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will remain closed tomorrow for safety reasons and measures have been put in place to give homeless people in Dublin a place to stay overnight.

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Despite all the warnings to people to keep away from coastal areas, some haven't exactly taken note.

Dozens of people took to social media to blast the 'moron' for his dangerous stunt and rightly so. He's not only putting himself at risk of serious injury or death, but could have put someone from the Irish Coast Guard in danger if he needed to be rescued.

Another person was spotted on a coastal location as the ocean looked white and grey from the fierce winds.

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The hurricane has also caused Portuguese man o' wars to wash up on beaches around the UK. Beach goers are being warned by coastguards about the marine animals, whose poisonous stings can prove fatal, after they were spotted up and down the Dorset and Devon coast.

Sources: Guardian

Featured Image Credit: Storyful

Topics: Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK

Stewart Perrie
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