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Plane makes terrifying landing as Cyclone Barra sweeps across UK with winds of 80mph

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Many people who are afraid of flying will tell you that landing is the thing they hate the most.

The feeling of wheels bumping on a runway can be enough to stir up anxious flyers’ stomachs and get them to work through the worst-case scenario in their heads.

It can be worrisome even in mild conditions, so imagine you were on this plane when Cyclone Barra hit the UK with strong winds.

Video from yesterday shows the pilot bravely attempting a straight landing, as sustained gusts of wind turned the propeller-driven plane to the side.

As Cyclone Barra approached Britain from the Atlantic Ocean, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for winds over most of the country.

Wind gusts of up to 80 mph have ravaged the country, hitting power supplies and disrupting travel across large areas.

In Manchester, winds reached a peak of 45 mph by mid-afternoon, according to the Met Office.

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Hurricane Barra caused widespread travel disruption across the country (Image: PA)
People were advised to stay away from the coast as the storm brought large waves to the shore (Image: Reuters)

Ireland was hit harder by the storm, leaving at least 59,000 households without electricity.

Power has only just been restored to all homes in the North East of England – 12 days after storm Arwen wreaked havoc.

Northern Powergrid said power was back on to all 240,000 properties affected by ‘the worst storm in over 20 years’.

However, Hurricane Barra still caused some local power outages, and people in some communities are still relying on backup generators.

Yesterday the body of an 80-year-old woman was discovered in a flooded river, after going missing from her home in Blandford, Dorset.

Venetia Smith, known as Netia, is believed to have fallen from a bridge at the time, as Hurricane Barra swept through the market town.

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