January 20, 2019

Storm Callum: Video reveals planes abandon landing in high winds at Bristol Airport | Travel News | Travel

Storm Callum has forced a number of flights to be cancelled or diverted at Bristol Airport.

The strong winds have caused chaos across the UK with three flights cancelled today – two with Ryanair and one with Aer Lingus.

At least ten flights have been diverted to other airports.

A video has captured the treacherous conditions the planes were being forced to fly in.

The video showed a plane coming in to land at Bristol Airport earlier this week.

A TUI plane approached the tarmac sideways, a common technique used by pilots in high winds.

As the plane steadily became closer to the ground, the aircraft straightened up.

However, just inches from the ground, the winds affected the wings as the plane struggled to stay straight.

Just metres from the ground, the plane abandoned the landing and took off again at an angle, being unable to make a safe landing.

Another plane also had the same problem as it tried to land.

It came in sideways and looked like it would safely land, only to instantly take off with just moments to spare.

The easyJet flight was then forced to continue flying and attempt to make another landing.

Bristol Airport issued a statement for those travelling: “Disruption may be experienced today on flights to and from Bristol due to Storm Callum.

“Please check with your airline for up to date flight information and allow additional journey time when travelling to and from the airport.”

Storm Callum has resulted in a number of evacuation and flooding alerts across the country.

Floods are expected particularly in the south of Wales, with high winds of up to 70mph resulting in 29 homes being evacuated.

Wales is currently on an “amber warning” with further flooding expected.

Despite London facing temperatures up to 25 degrees, other airports have also been forced to cancel flights.

Glasgow Airport cancelled ten flights while the Isle of Man cancelled the ferry service to and from the island.

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