Brave pilot battles to land plane as gales batter Cornwall

  • Plane perilously tossed from side to side as it comes in at Land’s End Airport
  • Aircraft approaches runway at a dangerous tilt with wings banking up and down
  • Gale-force winds made for choppy sea with yachtsman forced to battle elements
  • Videos were filmed as extreme gusts battered much of Cornwall
  • It caused travel chaos as ferries were cancelled and roads blocked by fallen trees

A brave pilot was forced to battle against the winds while attempting to land his plane as gale-force conditions battered Cornwall.

Footage from Land’s End airport shows the tiny aircraft being tossed from side to side before eventually bumping down on the runway.

During the tricky manouevre the plane approaches the runway at a perilous tilt with the wings banking dangerously up and down.

The gale-force winds also made for choppy sea conditions with footage showing a yachtsman battling the elements during a heavy storm. 

At Land's End airport a pilot struggled against the wind while attempting to land on the runway

At Land’s End airport a pilot struggled against the wind while attempting to land on the runway

A yachtsman was also filmed battling against the elements during a heavy storm

A yachtsman was also filmed battling against the elements during a heavy storm

The plane approaches the runway at a perilous tilt with the wings banking dangerously up and down

The plane approaches the runway at a perilous tilt with the wings banking dangerously up and down

Eventually the propeller aircraft bumps down after being tossed from side to side

Eventually the propeller aircraft bumps down after being tossed from side to side

It is known as a side-slip landing and is used by skilled pilots to land in extremely windy conditions.

The videos were filmed yesterday as extreme gusts battered much of Cornwall causing travel chaos as ferries were cancelled and roads blocked by fallen trees.

At the harbour in Newlyn in Cornwall, a sailor was forced to navigate tricky conditions as his vessel nearly hit a wall.

In choppy seas a sailor was forced to navigate tricky conditions as his vessel nearly hit a wall at the harbour in Newlyn, Cornwall

In choppy seas a sailor was forced to navigate tricky conditions as his vessel nearly hit a wall at the harbour in Newlyn, Cornwall

The testing conditions came as gale-force winds battered much of Cornwall at the beginning of the weekend

The testing conditions came as gale-force winds battered much of Cornwall at the beginning of the weekend

Strong, gusting winds and short, choppy seas created testing conditions with the yachtsman seen strapping everything down to battle the storm.


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