White knuckle flying

- Flying by the seat of you pants! This phrase appropriately fits this attempted landing at Cork Airport in Ireland. A recent storm in the area produced strong crosswinds as this City Jet flight from London was on final approach. The plane aborted its landing and pre-formed a go-around procedure resulting in a safe landing minutes later. Crosswinds in aviation are when strong winds are blowing perpendicular to the runway causing planes to preform skilled maneuvers when taking off and landing. 

 

 


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