Plane makes terrifying landing as Storm Barra sweeps UK with 80mph winds

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Many people who are afraid of flying will tell you landings are what they hate the most.

Feeling the wheels bump on the runway can be enough to churn the stomachs of nervous flyers and make them run through the worst case scenario in their heads.

It can be anxiety-inducing even in mild conditions, so imagine being on this plane as Storm Barra hits the UK with gale force winds.

Video footage from yesterday shows the pilot valiantly trying to pull off a straight landing, as gusts keep turning the propeller-driven aircraft to the side.

As Storm Barra approached Britain from the Atlantic, the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for wind across most of the country.

Gusts of up to 80mph battered the country, hitting power supplies and causing widespread travel disruption.

In Manchester winds hit a high of 45mph during the mid-afternoon, according to the Met Office.

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Ireland was more badly hit by the storm, which left 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 electricity is back for all 240,000 properties affected by the ‘worst storm in over 20 years’.

However Storm Barra did still cause some local powercuts, and people in some communities are still relying on back-up generators.

Yesterday the body of 80-year-old woman was discovered in a flooded River Stour, 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 Storm Barra swept the market town.

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