Ryan-SCARE! Terrifying moment a passenger jet aborts its landing TWICE after being blasted by 50mph gust before it touches down
- Ryanair flight from Malta to Leeds Bradford Airport failed to land this afternoon
- Pilot suddenly pulled nose of plane up after being blasted by gust of fierce wind
- Plane diverted to Liverpool Airport as landing in Leeds deemed too dangerous
This is the terrifying moment a Ryanair passenger jet aborted its landing seconds from touching down as it was battered by 50mph winds.
The plane was descending on the runway when a fierce gust knocked it off-course and caused the pilot to suddenly pull the aircraft up and circle round to try again.
The flight, from Malta to Leeds Bradford Airport, failed to land twice before diverting to Liverpool.
The Ryanair passenger jet sharply pulls up as it aborts a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport
It’s standard procedure for pilots to circle round and try to land the aircraft again if they feel a sudden blast of wind while descending on the tarmac.
MailOnline has approached Ryanair for comment.
Most of the country was hit by ferocious winds today, with the Met Office warning snow is on the way by next weekend.
The North East took the brunt of winds today, with gusts reaching 50mph.
Winds between 40-50mph hit the rest of the country.
On the face of it, low temperatures of 8C today seemed rather mild, but chilly gusts made it feel more like 4C – with the mercury expected to plunge below freezing later tonight.
The plane, coming from Malta, tried twice to land before being diverted to Liverpool. The pilot points the nose back into the sky after feeling winds were too strong (right)