An avid plane-watcher caught the moment a Ryanair plane attempted to land in Dublin Airport during Storm Dudley – with the aircraft skidding along the tarmac as it tried to get its wheels down.
Gusts of over 100km/h were recorded in some parts of Ireland on Wednesday as Storm Dudley raged across the country.
It caused havoc on the nation’s roads and in both the seas and the skies of Ireland.
Thanks to some expert handling by pilots and co-pilots, there were no major incidents reported involving planes on Wednesday, but there were some scary moments.
A 15-minute clip captured by YouTuber EU Rambler shows a number of aircrafts both landing and taking off during the storm from Dublin Airport.
Right at the start, a Ryanair plane struggles before eventually touching down.
Other airlines, including Aer Lingus and Air Canada, also appear in the video in full.
Passengers and crew had a rocky journey on one Ryanair flight from London Stansted to Cork Airport as the pilot had to do three loops of the airport before landing.
CorkBeo reports that on the second attempt “people were roaring” as the plane was 800m off the ground, and then had to suddenly take off away from the runway again.
Anyone nervy while watching that video won’t like some of the clips that are sure to surface on Friday and Saturday, as Storm Eunice is set to be worse than its predecessor.
A red weather warning is in place for four counties, while a large chunk of the rest face an orange weather warning for wind.
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