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Wind beneath the wings: Watch planes land sideways at Leeds Bradford Airport in gusts of 70mph

Some flights cancelled while Manchester Airport also faced challenging landing conditions

Nervous flyers, look away now.

This incredible video shows planes being buffeted by scouring winds as they come in to land at Leeds Bradford Airport today.

The planes wobble alarmingly as they makes their descent, forcing the pilots to come in at a sideways angle to counteract the gusts.

The windy weather meant some flights from LBA were cancelled this morning, and one Ryanair flight was diverted to Newcastle Airport after being forced to circle Leeds.

Arrivals from Southampton, Aberdeen and London, from operators Flybe and British Airways, which had been due to arrive in Leeds Bradford early this morning were cancelled.

A spokesman for the airport said: "Any cancellations do not just relate to the weather conditions at Leeds Bradford, the high winds have been affecting the arriving or departing airports up and down the country too."

Click below for pictures of storm and wind damage around Huddersfield

Pilots also had to tackle strong gusts at Manchester Airport this morning.

Seven flights were diverted from landing at the hub to other airports including Leeds and Birmingham.

The rest were able to take the gales in their strides - with this Manchester Evening News video showing Qatar and Flybe aircraft coming into land.

They illustrate just how adept pilots are at navigating their way on to runways regardless of the 70mph winds which battered Manchester.


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