Watch as LCY plane struggles in the face of Storm Eleanor

Storm Eleanor has held the country in its grip for a couple of days with one pilot having to take two goes to land at London City Airport


Storm Eleanor has been bossing the Docklands this week – as pilots at London City Airport will testify.

YouTube footage shows how the pilot of BA’s Edinburgh to London flight had to take a second attempt at landing in the teeth of the gale.

The video shows the plane pulling up when the winds became too strong. There was praise for the pilot who beat Storm Eleanor the second time around and the flight was just 10 minutes late.

Graham Kirk tweeted: “Very sporting go-around on today BA8705 from EDI. Someone buy that captain a beer.”

London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle have suffered delays and disruptions in the storm.

What Storm Eleanor brings

Elsewhere Storm Eleanor has unleashed winds of up to 100mph across the UK, leaving thousands of homes without power.

Widespread disruption took place for a second day on Wednesday after the storm swept across the country overnight carrying heavy rain, hail and thunder and lightning.

Watch hot air balloons rise over London City Airport

A yellow warning of wind was extended for all of England and Wales, most of Northern Ireland and the Scottish Borders until 7pm on Wednesday.

The Met Office said gusts of 100mph were recorded at Great Dun Fell in Cumbria. Wind speeds reached 90mph at Orlock Head in Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening.

Gusts up to 89mph were recorded on the Isle of Wight at around midnight, while in Northolt speeds of up to 73mph were detected.

The Bargehouse Causeway in East London vanishes below the high River Thames in Storm Eleanor

The Bargehouse Causeway in East London vanishes below the high River Thames in Storm Eleanor

Meanwhile, the Thames Barrier, in the Docklands, was closed to protect London from the tides.

The Environment Agency has issued 39 flood warnings and 109 flood alerts, with coastal areas under threat from a combination of a high tide and large waves.

Giles BroadbentWatch as LCY plane struggles in the face of Storm Eleanor

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