A passenger plane was filmed rocking and swaying when it came in to land while being smashed by the 90mph winds of Hurricane Ophelia.
The plane was landing at Dublin Airport and the pilot had to skilfully negotiate their way through the storm which has already killed three people in Ireland.
Aer Lingus Flight EI491 had left Faro, Portugal, when the pilot got caught up in the ferocious gales which has left thousands of people without power in their homes.
Terrifying video footage shows the plane swaying from side to side as it approaches the runway on Monday afternoon.
The plane was landing at Dublin Airport when the pilot had to skilfully negotiate their way through the storm
Aer Lingus Flight EI491 had left Faro, Portugal, and was filmed as it came in to land in Ireland
It was almost tipped sideways and press officer Sean Hassett filmed the plane which was carrying his parents.
Thankfully no one was hurt after the pilot was able to land the plane safely at 2.22pm today.
The footage emerged after a woman in her 50s died when her car was struck by a falling tree in Aglish, Waterford, Ireland.
Meanwhile, a man in his 30s was killed in a chainsaw accident as he tried to remove a fallen tree in Cahir, County Tipperary.
A second man died when a tree fell on a car in Ravensdale, Dundalk.
Several airbourne flights were forced to land after passengers and crew reported ‘smoke smells’ inside the cabin, which carriers British Airways, Easyjet and Auringy all confirmed were linked to the weather.
Thankfully no one was hurt because the pilot was able to land the plane safely at 2.22pm today
Terrifying video footage showed the plane swaying from side to side as it approached the runway
Gusts of up to 97mph hit Roche’s Point Lighthouse in Cork as Ireland’s schools closed early, flights were grounded and bridges were shut, while fears were raised that flooding could hit parts of western England and Wales today.
Troops were placed on standby in Ireland and many public services closed amid fears about the impact of winds. Elsewhere there were 1,300 customers without power in Northern Ireland and another 200 in Wales.
The remnants of Ophelia, which was previously classified as a hurricane as it made its way across the Atlantic Ocean, are resulting in ‘exceptional’ weather – exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people.