Strong winds force Ryanair flight from Malta to Leeds to abort landing and divert to Liverpool

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A Ryanair flight was forced to abort its landing twice after being buffeted by 50mph winds.

The aircraft was on the approach to Leeds Bradford Airport on 13 January having departed from Malta.

However, strong winds, which reach speeds of up to 50mph in the UK yesterday, prevented the plane from touching down at the last minute.

The aborted landing was captured on video, with footage showing the jet descending just above the runway before swiftly ascending again. After the second attempt the flight diverted to Liverpool airport instead, a two-hour drive away.

It’s standard practice for pilots to pull an aircraft out of a landing and circle back around for another try if weather makes it feel unstable on the approach.

via The Independent 


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