Thunder and lightning forces plane carrying William and Kate to turn back
A plane carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Lahore to Islamabad has had to turn back after two aborted landings due to a thunderstorm.
The RAF Voyager was in the air for more than two hours for a 25-minute journey because of thunder and lightning.
After the aircraft was unable to land at the Pakistani Royal Air Force base and a commercial airport, it turned back.
One passenger said it was a “pretty serious storm”, describing the flight as a “rollercoaster”.
William, who asked travelling media if they were okay following heavy turbulence, joked: “I was flying!”
The duke is a former air ambulance pilot.