Storm Doris: Plane struggles to land at UK airport

Crosswinds at Leeds Bradford make for a wobbly landig

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Passenger jets are terrifyingly blown from side to side as they come in to land at a UK airport - as Storm Doris sweeps across Britain.

Incredible video footage from Leeds Bradford Airport in West Yorkshire shows the planes battling with high winds as Storm Doris approaches our shores.

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Brave airline pilots had to keep their wits about them as they guided their planes into land at 45 degree angles because of 30mph crosswinds.

Thankfully there were no runway mishaps today at the as the planes struggled to land on the steep runway.

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One of the planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport is caught in terrifying crosswinds


Four planes fought the wind, including a Flybe aircraft, and all four airmen and women pulled off the heart-stopping task of landing each aircraft on just one wheel.

It comes as Britain battens down the hatches ahead of 80mph gale-force winds forecast for tomorrow.

The Army have been placed on standby as the storm sweeps across the Atlantic and slams into Britain.

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A propeller plane touches down on the tarmac on just one wheel


Roaring winds reaching up to 80mph are predicted to cause flying debris and damage to buildings, with the Armed Forces on-hand to support emergency services in the hardest hit areas.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman confirmed the Army had been placed on standby in preparation for chaos caused by gales, snow and flooding.

Speaking after Storm Doris was named, he said: "Our Armed Forces are ready, should they needed, to support local authorities in responding to adverse weather."

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