Storm Doris: Planes battle to land at UK airports in alarming footage

Around 80 flights have been cancelled from Heathrow

Harry Cockburn
Thursday 23 February 2017 17:41
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Watch the moment a plane makes a terrifying landing in strong winds

Storm Doris has lashed the UK with winds of up to 94mph and brought heavy rain and snow, causing widespread travel disruption.

The storm has left thousands without power and trees have crushed cars and blocked roads and railway lines.

Meanwhile, the strong gusts of wind have caused dangerous flying conditions for pilots, resulting in some cancellations and hair-raising footage of difficult landings.

Pilots battled to keep aircraft steady as they approached runways across the UK.

At Leeds Bradford Airport one plane was seen being buffeted as it made a rough landing.

The footage shows disquieting wobbles beset the craft as it comes in to land.

Heathrow has flagged up around 80 flights as cancelled and is urging people to check the status of their flights before arriving at the airport.

Planes take off from Manchester airport in windy conditions during Storm Doris

The airport said the bad weather has resulted in at least 10 per cent of its flight schedule being reduced.

Aer Lingus has cancelled 19 of 111 scheduled flights between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

One woman has been killed after suffering head injuries from debris falling on a road in Wolverhampton.

In Galway on the west coast of Ireland, wind speeds hit 87mph, while a 94mph gust was recorded in Snowdonia in north Wales.

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