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Terrifying video shows landing aborted at the last minute

The plane was seen attempting the landing in Cork Airport yesterday.

Source: AMF/YouTube

THE PILOT OF this Cityjet plane that was scheduled to land in Cork Airport yesterday aborted the landing at the last minute and brought the plane back into the air.

In the video the plane can be seen contending with heavy crosswinds that were still prevalent in the wake of Storm Barney.

The plane, which was making its way from London City Airport, can be seen making glancing contact with the ground before taking off into the air again.

Thankfully, after the pilot performed a go-around procedure the plane was able to land safely.

While the video might look pretty shocking, this type of incident is more common than you might think.

The Irish Aviation Authority says of the procedure:

This standard manoeuvre does not constitute any sort of emergency or threat to safety, but may cause passengers or witnesses to become anxious.

Read: Bomb scare forces plane from Poland to Egypt to make emergency landing

Also: ‘My biggest fear was delivering on the plane’: Mother whose labour caused an emergency landing in Dublin speaks out

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