Terrifying footage has emerged of a passenger plane just barely avoiding disaster during a difficult landing. An Etihad Airways plane struggled to land at Heathrow Airport due to the strong winds of Storm Dennis but the quick thinking of the pilot resulted in a safe landing. As the pilot attempted to align the plane with the runway the powerful gales turn the plane almost 90 degrees.
The plane appears to hover above the runway as the skilful pilot assesses the best way to land the plane safely.
The pilot was able to land the plane at the awkward angle despite the very real threat the runway could be missed completely.
The severe conditions of Storm Dennis are expected to continue into the new week as the Met Office has issued weather warnings.
The Met Office have put in place a red warning for parts of South Wales, noting there could be “significant and severe flooding.”
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Red warnings are issued when it is highly likely the weather will cause a high level of impact.
This warning is the first red warning for rain the Met Office has issued since December 2015.
BBC meteorologist Ben Rich also told viewers that there was now a “risk to life” in the areas worst affected by Storm Dennis.
He said that it would be really through the South Wales valleys where there will be “very fast-flowing rivers.”
At Cray Reservoir, Powys, South Wales, 132.8mm of rain has been recorded between 7am on Saturday and 8am on Sunday.
The average rainfall in Wales for the month of February is 110.8mm.
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Officials are now urging members of the public to stay safe.
This comes as two red flood warnings have been issued for the River Teme.
Wales Air Ambulance charity tweeted this morning: “With red and amber weather warnings in force across Wales, please heed the advice of the authorities and avoid taking unnecessary risks.
“Despite the weather, rest assured that our crews, like all fellow emergency services, are on standby to help #StormDennis.”
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