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World Pilot lands SIDEWAYS at Heathrow while another is forced to abort landing as hundreds of flights are cancelled amid Storm Dennis 91mph gales

23:10  16 february  2020
23:10  16 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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HUNDREDS of flights have been cancelled across the UK with many pilots forced to abort landings amid the Storm Dennis chaos. About 60 per cent of flights were disrupted coming into and out of the Heathrow , while Gatwick experienced about 30 per cent, according to Travel news service Inrix.

A plane has pulled off an extraordinary landing at Heathrow Airport, after contending with powerful headwinds brought by Storm Dennis . The incident came as hundreds of flights into and out of the UK were grounded on Saturday because of Storm Dennis , with easyJet cancelling more than 230

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Shocking footage shows the incredible moment a pilot landed his plane sideways at Heathrow airport, after battling fierce 91mph winds caused by Storm Dennis.

The clip shows the Etihad Airways jet battling the gales as it makes its unorthodox landing at Heathrow.

It was not the only plane to struggle as they tried to land in the middle of the destructive storm.

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled, while one video shows a pilot trying and failing to land at Heathrow airport yesterday.

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Pilot lands SIDEWAYS at Heathrow while another is forced to And a third said: 'Computer systems down at Heathrow . No electronic tickets allowed, delays and no flight information on screens

Storm Dennis has caused havoc across the UK, triggering red weather warnings in England and Wales including a "danger to life" alert. In England, severe flood warnings are also in place in Worcester as the River Teme continues to rise, as well as hundreds of other warnings and alerts across the country.

Other clips show planes landing at Birmingham Airport, descending slowly as they battle the winds.

a large air plane on a runway at an airport: This plane landed almost sideways at Heathrow, after the pilot was forced to battle 91mph winds caused by Storm Dennis© Provided by Daily Mail This plane landed almost sideways at Heathrow, after the pilot was forced to battle 91mph winds caused by Storm Dennis Several jets wobbled alarmingly in the air above the airport, but they just about managing to avoid a potential calamity and make the landing.

Others bounced on the runway after landing, sure to cause alarm among passengers.

Despite the frightening scenes, the planes were able to land successfully.

The UK is being ravaged by Storm Dennis this weekend, with three people dead and one person missing because of the storm.

Around 170 flights had been cancelled by Sunday morning, with the number rising throughout the day.

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Dramatic footage shows the moment a Ryanair plane was forced to abort its landing moments before touching down amid 90 mph gale force winds at Dublin Airport, Ireland. The 9.50 am flight from Brussels was filmed swaying scarily from side to side as it approached the runway.

It appears to abort its landing after being blown sideways by high windsCredit: BBC. Seconds before its wheels touch the runway, the aircraft is spun by the 80mph tempest. Peak winds of 83mph were recorded at The Needles on the Isle of Wight, while Mumbles in Wales recorded a top speed of 74mph.

Close to 60 per cent of flights were disrupted coming in and out of Heathrow, while Gatwick experienced about 30 per cent, according to the travel news service Inrix.

a large air plane on a runway© Provided by Daily Mail Heathrow suffered a further 26 cancellations and 133 delayed flights today, while Gatwick axed another 16 with 68 disrupted.

Gatwick Airport urged customers to set off from home early to make their flights amid disrupted rail and road routes.

Families jetting off on February half-term breaks were left stranded as the 1,200-mile wide 'bomb cyclone' battered Britain.

In dozens of towns still reeling from the devastation wrought by last week's Storm Ciara, the Army was drafted in to bolster flood defences.

a plane flying in the sky: A shocking video shows a plane trying and failing to land at Heathrow Airport amid Storm Dennis© Provided by Daily Mail A shocking video shows a plane trying and failing to land at Heathrow Airport amid Storm Dennis a fighter jet sitting on top of a runway: The pilot abandoned the landing after battling fierce winds as he tried to land the jet at Heathrow© Provided by Daily Mail The pilot abandoned the landing after battling fierce winds as he tried to land the jet at Heathrow

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Nail-biting moment Ryanair pilot is forced to abort landing of packed jet at Dublin Airport as 92 mph gales of Storm Ali sweep British Isles. Ryanair jet tries to land at Dublin airport but front end tilts upwards before the landing gear can touch runway. The flight from Brussels performed a routine

But experts warned this weekend's onslaught would cause further flooding.

Virgin cancelled four long-distance flights from Heathrow to Hong Kong and Boston scheduled for yesterday and today.

Passengers were booked on to other services. Meanwhile, British Airways confirmed 40 short-haul flights to and from Heathrow last night and this evening had been cancelled, with routes to Amsterdam and Glasgow the worst affected.

Under European air passengers' rights rules, airlines that cancel flights have a duty of care to provide replacement transport, as well as hotels and meals if necessary.

a plane flying in the air: Other clips shows planes wobbling alarmingly in mid-air above Birmingham Airport yesterday© Provided by Daily Mail Other clips shows planes wobbling alarmingly in mid-air above Birmingham Airport yesterday a large air plane flying in the sky: Despite the frightening footage, and a few bounces on the runway, the planes were able to land safely© Provided by Daily Mail Despite the frightening footage, and a few bounces on the runway, the planes were able to land safely

BBC journalist Christian Fraser and his wife Topaz were among the holidaymakers whose travel plans were ruined.

They were due to fly to Gran Canaria yesterday on a £3,500 easyJet package break, but were told the flights were cancelled and given no other information.

'No one's helped us and no one seems to know what's going on,' Mr Fraser told The Mail on Sunday.

'We now don't know whether to try to get to Gran Canaria through our own means. We tried to contact easyJet for help on Friday night but the call centres shut at 8 pm.'

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