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Jet2 planes forced to abort UK landings as they’re seen ’tilting’ in wind

Budget airline Jet2 forced several of its planes to abort UK landings yesterday (Tuesday, April 11) night after they were seen “tilting” in heavy winds.

Eagle-eyed plane fanatics spotted several planes taking unusual flight paths last night at a time when wind speeds in the area reached up to 26 miles per hour, according to the Met Office.

One flight, the LS892 from Lanzarote to Manchester, was seen tilting on its descent, with the pilot being forced to perform a “go-around” and head to Birmingham, a tricky aborted landing of an aircraft that is on final approach or has already touched down.

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In a Manchester Airport Facebook group, one member last night appeared to spot the dodgy flight path it took, writing: "Did anybody just witness this aircraft over Stockport? I thought it was falling from the sky."

Another member responded, Manchester Evening News reported, saying: "Winds really strong. I live on Shadow Moss and they've been getting knocked around all afternoon." Another commented: "Yes me too, I watched it. Was tilting left very bad."

According to data from FlightRadar24, the flight, which left the Canary Islands at around 3pm, dipped to an altitude of just 2,300ft over Stockport while approaching Manchester airport before it went to Birmingham, landing at around 7:30pm

An even scarier flight, the LS782 from Gran Canaria that was meant to land in Manchester, was diverted 163 miles away to Newcastle, after its flight path revealed that the plane was forced to circle the north-west of England several times.

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FlightRadar24 data revealed that the plane dipped to a terrifying altitude of 1,000 ft as it tried to land at Manchester, before its pilot landed it in Newcastle shortly before 8pm.

Jet2 told Manchester Evening News that both flights had been diverted due to the weather conditions and that passengers would receive transport on a coach back to Manchester.

The Daily Star has contacted Jet2 for comment.


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